Quite a lot of ink has been spilled over the decades on the “Celtics mystique,” with many a sportswriter trying to convey their understanding of what it meant to be a part of — or up against — the Boston Celtics. With 17 titles to their name, a large part of it is the history and glory of playing underneath all of those banners.
But it encompasses more than that if you ask the men who built it from the ground up. And legendary Boston beat reporter Bob Ryan did exactly that once upon a time, sitting down with Celtics legends Arnold “Red” Auerbach and Bill Russell to talk about the air of invincibility, deep roots, and togetherness that is in part that fabled quality.
To hear Red and Bill break down exactly what the Celtics mystique is, check out this clip from the vault of our friends over at CLNS Media embedded below.