1981-82 Boston Celtics
The possibilities of the night ahead danced in the season-ticket holder's mind. He might not always have seen a high tide of public opinion when it was approaching in his life, but he darn well saw this one. He bought early. He was covered.
The Celtics will be playing the Philadelphia 76ers again tonight at the Garden at 7:30 and two of the 15,320 golden tickets belong to him.
"I could see it all coming," the season-ticket holder said yesterday afternoon. "That's why I bought the tickets last year. Philadelphia against Boston. There's nothing like it. By the morning, everyone in the city will be talking about the game. Neighbors across their fences. Guys in little coffee shops.