NATICK – Celtic pride simmers throughout New England. There was a pep rally in Natick on Saturday and The Chief was there.
Fans are living the dream and enjoying the past by visiting Celtic’s great Robert Parish at Dick’s Sporting Goods. He greeted fans and gave autographs.
“He’s a legend,” said Stephanie McIntyre. “He’s part of the story, so it’s one of those things that you appreciate.”
Parish played 14 seasons with the Celtics and won three NBA championships alongside Larry Bird and Kevin McHale.
“It makes you proud, and when you go into the garden you look up and you can say, hey, I’m part of some of those banners up there,” Parish said.
He’s excited to see his team back in the NBA Finals.
“They had a chance to do something special,” Parish said. “To be part of the legendary rich history of the Celtics. So I definitely cheer for them and wish them the very best.”
He predicts the Celtics will beat the Warriors in seven games. “I think it’s going to be a long, grueling series,” Parish said.
The Celtics lead the Warriors 1-0 in the series. Game 2 takes place in San Francisco on Sunday night.