Everybody knows the legend of Larry Bird – how he left home to win championships for the Boston Celtics and how he always raced back to French Lick as soon as that last game had been played. Everyone knows how Red Auerbach snatched Bird as a junior eligible, making it one of Red’s biggest heists of all time. And everyone knows how hard Bird worked, not only to improve his game, but in just about everything that he did.
What many people don’t know is that another Celtic, from another era, did all of these things, too. His name is Frank Ramsey, and his jersey hangs from the Fleet Center rafters just like Larry Bird’s.