The '86 Celtics Interviews
About This Show
The '86 Celtics Interviews feature the extended interviews CSN collected in the making of our documentary on the 1986 Boston Celtics. Episodes include interviews with Larry Bird, Robert Parish, Kevin McHale, Danny Ainge, Bill Walton, Bob Ryan, Jackie MacMullan, and many others.
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The '86 Celtics Interviews (Ep. 13): Cedric Maxwell
Cedric Maxwell, current radio analyst for the Celtics, was named MVP of the 1981 NBA Finals and won a second title with the Celtics in 1984. He scored 24 points against the Lakers in Game 7 of the ’84 Finals, after famously telling his teammates to “climb on my back, boys.”
Max missed time the following season due to injury, and the Celtics lost in an NBA Finals rematch with the hated Lakers. He was then traded with a draft pick to the Los Angeles Clippers for Bill Walton.
In Maxwell’s conversation with CSN producer Jim Aberdale and director Torey Champagne, we begin with the 1984 Finals win over the Lakers, and work up to Max forging a peace treaty with Red Auerbach.