1. In the post game coverage, right after the game was over, KG was yelling and started to fall back and Leon Powe was behind him and wrapped his arms around him and said, "I got you KG, I got you." That just seemed to summarize the season. The players all had each others backs all season.
2. In the final minutes of the game, Perk was standing on the sidelines holding his son. It was such a great moment to be able to share with his son. In years to come, they both will be able to look back on that as very special.
3. Along the same lines, it was great to see Ray Allen holding his son Walker during the celebration. Ray's performance in the final 2 games was even more special knowing that his son's illness was on his mind. Red always stressed that the Celtics were a family and loved it when they had their kids and families around. Red would have loved seeing these Celtics celebrating with their children.
4. It was great when Paul Pierce dumped the Gatorade over Doc. That is the first time an NBA coach was drenched with Gatorade after winning a championship. This team went against the grain all season so it was fitting that even in victory they were continuing to do things their own way.
5. KG hugging Bill Russell and telling him that he could keep his ring because now he had his own. The relationship between these two has been great and the videos with them chatting were enough to give you goosebumps. They have a genuine respect for each other and that embrace was very special.
6.KG kissing the floor during the celebration. Playing for the Celtics used to be something special. Players were proud to be Celtics before the lean years hit. For many years, players didn't want to come to Boston and the Celtic Pride of old was missing. But, this year the pride was back. KG mentioned several times that it was a privilege and responsibility to putting on a Celtics uniform. When he kissed the floor, you could see that it meant a lot to him to have won the title as a Celtic.
7. In the 4th quarter, there was a play where Gasol was trying to back down PJ Brown to get to the hoop. PJ just moved away and pulled the chair out from under Gasol who fell to the floor. It just looked so funny with Gasol sitting on the floor wondering what happened. PJ Brown was such a great pick up for the Celtics. I don't think anyone, even PJ, thought he would play that many minutes or be that important to the Championship drive.
8. Watching Ray Allen hit a record 7 threes in game 6. Ray's shot is a thing of beauty. In the first two rounds, Ray was almost given up for dead but in the Finals, he was huge. I don't know if it took him that long to finally find his place on the team since he had to change his game more than anyone to fit in, but whatever it was, it kicked in just in time. His performance in game 6 was one for the ages especially with all he had been through in the previous 48 hours.
9. Keeping Phil Jackson from passing Red in the number of championships won, beating the Lakers and beating Kobe Bryant. These are 3 of my least favorites in the NBA. I really dislike Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and the Lakers and winning this championship was even sweeter because we got to beat all three. And, it was even better to blow them out in game 6 so as to completely crush them, leaving no doubt who was the better team.
10. This picture says it all:
Sasha Vujacic was probably the most irritating player in the series, even more so than Kobe. He whined about everything and flopped all over the place. He played dirty in trying to use a scissor move to trip up Ray and then whined in the press that the Celtics were playing too rough. This picture brought some perverse sense of satisfaction.
Bonus Moment: When David Stern was booed at the trophy presentation ceremony. This man has done all he can to keep the Boston franchise down. I still remember, and I am sure most Celtics fans do also, David Stern refusing the Celtics any cap relief from Reggie's salary after the Captain's tragic death. Most of us also feel that he had something to do with the Celtics losing the lottery in '95 and '07 (although we should probably send him a thank you note for '07). And then there was the fine on Pierce for the so called gang sign. And most of us hate his heavy handed Napoleonic leadership of the league and the fact that HIS referees can't be questioned and most are incompetent or on the take. Stern hasn't done much to win the favor of Celtics fans over the years and they let him know it.