What ever happened to the good old days when the entertainment was the quality of basketball being played on the floor? I can only imagine that Red is fit to be tied. The Celtics have resorted to cheap and tawdry gimmicks to catch the fans' attention. It is a sad day indeed for those of us who remember the 60's and the 80's.
The traditionally buttoned down Boston Celtics are jumping on the NBA’s entertainment bandwagon, with plans for celebrity-style courtside seats and dancing girls.
High-rolling fans will have 16 perches - retailing from $1,250 to $1,500 per game - next to the players’ benches and along the court.
It is a class of seats that has become popular with stars like Jack Nicholson in Los Angeles and Spike Lee in New York, and Rich Gotham, the Celtics chief operating officer, says he believes that Boston will be no exception.
But Celtics fans may have more than celebrity watching to keep themselves occupied. The team’ first dance squad - featuring 21 women from across the country - will take the floor this season.
It’s part of an effort to rev up the entertainment at games.
“If there is a little more of a Hollywood, celebrity, VIP feel, they (fans) may feed off that,” Gotham said. [More] source: Boston Herald