After a close but rough game 5 in the Celtics vs Lakers in the NBA Finals, the game shifts back to Boston for a crucial and deciding game 6. The game took place on June 17, 2008, the day of my nephew's birthday. But I suppose that's stretching it when it comes to things related to the number 17.
Celebrity spotting at the Garden was extremely disappointing. The only one who was mentioned was Bill Belichick. Of course, ol' Bill Russell was there along with John Havlicek. Game 6, let the game begins...
By half-time, the score was 58-35 in Celtics' favor. Both teams are known to have major scoring surges. So I expected Lakers to start something soon. It never came. The gap kept getting bigger. Eventually it wasn't a game. It was a blowout. A rout. The Lakers were beaten so bad, it was beyond humiliating. And finally the game ended. The Celtics are champions. In total, this will be the 17th time. There's the number again. But wait, let's go back a bit.
John Havlicek was at the Garden that night. He's a Celtics great and his jersey number was retired. Yep, it was number 17.
So if we take 17 and add 17, what do we get? 34. Celtic's own Paul Pierce wears the number 34 jersey.
All in all, the number 17 seem quite special that day. But I finally get to see Celtics back on top of the world once again. Woohoo!