Right off the top I should say that I bleed Celtic green. No apologies.
So with that said, and with the Celtics about to tip off in game 1 of the Eastern Conference semis against the Miami Heat I figured this was as good a time as any to take the first of what will surely be many looks back at the Celtics of the 80s.
Bird, McHale, Parish; now THAT'S a 'big 3' (no disrespect to anyone in the current Celtic lineup).
Maybe nothing exemplified the fighting spirit of this team more than Kevin McHale's takedown of Kurt Rambis in game 4 of the 84 finals. The Lakers got angry and distracted, the Celtics got fired up. The rest is history.

Enjoy. McHale takes down Rambis: