Boston Celtics legend bashes Lakers after C's Banner 18 win: 'Fakers'

Boston Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell made humorous comments about the Los Angeles Lakers on a TMZ Sports TV show.
Boston Celtics v Indiana Pacers - Game Four
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Joe Mazzulla and his team won it all on June 17, defeating the Mavericks by four games to one. Boston Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell is now taking part in celebrating the city's 18th NBA championship.

On a TMZ Sports Show, Maxwell took some liberties by trolling the Los Angeles Lakers, calling them the "Fakers."

"To get another banner after being tied up with the Fakers, it is absolutely wonderful to bypass them now," Maxwell said on the TMZ Sports TV show.

"Fakers" is an interesting way to allude to LA's In-Season Tournament victory. Maybe Maxwell meant something else. Nonetheless, there's nothing stopping the Celtics legend from joining in on the fun that comes with being on top of the NBA world.

In his own right, Maxwell won the NBA championship not once, but twice, in 1981 and 1984. Both were part of his 11-year career that unfolded as he averaged 12.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.

If anything, nobody can attack Maxwell for clowning Boston's all-time rival — it's harmless anyway.

Boston Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell pokes at the 'Fakers' mid-season banner

On top of calling the Lakers the "Fakers," he poked at their mid-season banner after taking the league's first-ever In-Season Tournament. Maxwell joked that they "are actually tied up."

"The Lakers are actually tied up," Maxwell prefaced before saying, "They put that mid-season banner up, it looks a little odd up there. They do have number 18 if they want to be technical about it!" 

Technically, the Lakers do have Banner 18, but not exactly to the extent they hoped for at the start of the season.

Maxwell is part of Celtic lore and NBA championships don't happen every day, for some, it never happens at all. This kind of act makes the moment that much sweeter.