Here's my "sort of old" story, Celtics-style. One of the first Celtics games I remember going to was in 1979, Bird's first year. I think it was this game against the Warriors. The thing I recall distinctly about that game was the Warriors backup center, Clifford Ray, seemed like an unknown star, with 10/7/4 in just 21 minutes. He seemed ot play with such energy and joy, especially compared to their starting C who seemed like such a flaccid lump.I'm old enough to have seen the big three.. McHale, Parish and Bird play in the old Boston Garden in an obstructed seat as I recall. It was the only Celtics game I saw live as a kid I believe.. my Dad took me and he wasn't/isn't really a basketball fan. The Celts played the Sixers and Charles Barkley had a quiet 34 points or something like that. Not exactly sure what year that was.. but I also have vague memories of listening to the finals on the radio in the car with my family as well. I used to listen to the Celtics on the radio all the time with Johnny Most.. back in the day when the Celtics rarely, if ever, lost two in a row. All that to say I'm sort of old I guess.