The Boston Celtics are one of the most storied franchises in NBA history and are truly deserving of a docuseries of their own. The only question is, which period in time might a documentarian choose to cover?
Though it may not be Boston Celtics-oriented, perhaps the highlight of this COVID-19 induced standstill in time for sports fans has been ESPN’s newest docuseries, The Last Dance. This 10-part epic takes an in-depth look into the final year of the legendary Chicago Bulls team of the 1990s, while also charting their rise from obscurity in the early ’80s to an all-time dynasty by the time of their breakup in ’98.
The thing that makes this production so great is the fact that they truly strive to focus on the overall team rather than simply their megastar and the NBA’s G.O.A.T Michael Jordan — something they very easily could have done, whether purposely or not.
With the series coming to its fifth-week climax this past Sunday, the basketball world appears to be heading back to where it was prior to TLD premiered: dormancy.
With this quite period in time, it gives us fans time to ponder on future documentary-style broadcasts that could potentially be created, being this one was, like the team they covered, an absolute success.
Being that we here at Hardwood Houdini bleed green, it should come as no surprise that we would love to see a future series to focus on the league’s winningest franchise, the Boston Celtics. The only question is, which periods in time are most deserving of such a production?
With the unbelievable amount of success the franchise has seen throughout its 74-year existence, there are many directions in which a hypothetical C’s docuseries could take.
We’re just here to help pinpoint some of the most deserving eras to cover in Celtics history: