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Fans send Boston off with four-minute “Let’s go Celtics” chant

Jun 8, 2012, 8:40 AM EDT

The way Boston laid an egg in Game 6, not a lot of fan bases would have stuck around to the end. Plenty would have mixed in a smattering of boos.

But Celtics fans did the opposite. The ones that remained at the end of a crushing loss broke into a four-minute long “Let’s go Celtics” chant. The Celtics noticed, reports A. Sherrod Blakely at

“Did you hear our crowd the last three minutes of the game?” (coach Doc) Rivers asked to no one media member in particular.  “What other crowd in the NBA does that? It’s a terrific place to play. The fans were unbelievable. They did their part tonight. We just didn’t do ours.”

Added Paul Pierce: “We have the best fans in the world. Down 20, at home, in the playoffs, and they cheer us off the court. And that’s just awesome. That’s why we have the best fans in the world.”

It was a fitting send off as those fans may never see the “Big Three” Celtics together again. There is a Game 7 in Miami and a summer of uncertainty with Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett free agents.

By the way, if you thought this gesture was cool by the Celtics fans you can no longer mock “good job, good effort” kid. Boston was the same thing on a bigger scale.

(Hat tip to Eye On Basketball for the video.)

  1. sellahh - Jun 8, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    By the way, if you thought this gesture was cool by the Celtics fans you can no longer mock “good job, good effort” kid. Boston was the same thing on a bigger scale.

    not at all, not in the least actually

  2. andyhr17 - Jun 8, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    No comparison at all, actually.

  3. andyhr17 - Jun 8, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Fans cheering the team because it may be the last time the core of the team plays together in Boston is far different than a single kid saying “Good job! Good effort!” as the players walk off the court.

  4. dgbk - Jun 8, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    most ppl thought the good job kid was being sarcastic at 1st…. the two arent the same.

  5. cuffhimbanano - Jun 8, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Are you kidding? That kid will and should always be mocked. And I thought that lady screaming behind Mark Cuban at the end of game 6 in the finals last year was annoying….

  6. jericoc - Jun 8, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    What they fail to mention was that a third of the “fans” had already left …

  7. cnyphinfan - Jun 8, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    As a Knicks fan – I wish my team had fans that were half as supportive as Boston fans. Knicks fans would be booing the team out of the building to lose like that. But sometimes it is not your night – especially when an opponent’s player is having a playoff game for the ages……..that send off may be the extra juice to see the Old Three put on one more fantastic performance in Game 7.

    • knightrider1755 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:31 AM

      Perhaps when the Knicks ever become a winning franchise, they will have fans that support them the way the Celtics fans support them. The Celtics have honored their fans will 17 NBA championships. The Knicks have dishonored their fans with only 2 in their 66-year existence. Not to mention that the Knicks have not won a championship in 40 years and have been to the finals twice in the last 40 years and loss both times. The difference is clearly obvious.

  8. ceschatz - Jun 8, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    All 15 fans that were left in the stands…

    • andyhr17 - Jun 8, 2012 at 9:55 AM

      Even if that were the case then this video would show that 15 Celtics fans are louder and more supportive than an entire building of other fans.

      • snoopy2014 - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:06 AM

        Don’t hurt yourself from patting yourself on the back so hard. Respect to the C’s fans in the arena who did this. But there are a lot of fans that show great acts of appreciation for their team.

      • andyhr17 - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:10 AM

        I was more putting down his comment than patting anyone on the back. It’s not like the C’s are the only team that would do that. IF the Heat were to lose tomorrow night I don’t picture the same event occurring down there after the game.

  9. blueintown - Jun 8, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    …and then one of them dumped a beer on LeBron James. Straight class, homie.

  10. scalfor3 - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    kg was nodding on the bench. they all noticed. i think this adds a little extra motivation and fire (as if they needed more) for game 7.

    • andyhr17 - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:29 AM

      If Lebron plays like he did in game 6 they have no chance (nor would any team have a chance). If it plays out like games 1-5 then it should go down to the wire.

  11. itsmammoth - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    OKC fans – That’s cute.

    • andyhr17 - Jun 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      Of course OKC fans are some of the loudest and most passionate. They’re just happy they have a professional team to root for now!

      Just pointing out that fact, not taking anything at all away from their fans.

  12. decimusprime - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    It is the same actually. One voice in Miami telling the team “Good job. Good effort” even though you lost, I still support you. How ever many voices in Boston telling the team “Lets go Celtics” even though you lost, we support you. That is the same but on a larger scale. Both in my opinion are what being a true fan is all about. You don’t give up on them win or lose.

  13. 11jlacy - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Its going to be in interesting game 7 fans showed mad love fa the celts.

  14. j0esixpack - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Cue bozosforall comment about classless whining Boston fans (unlike say, Raiders fans who never complain about the tuck rule from a decade ago)

  15. trybe29dr - Jun 8, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Good game…Good effort

  16. mungman69 - Jun 8, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Yea, Celtic and Laker fans have watched winning teams for years. This is the end of this run. A great run. Danny Ainge did one great job.

    • knightrider1755 - Jun 8, 2012 at 4:51 PM

      One championship?

  17. canehouse - Jun 8, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    I bet the ass-clown loser fan that threw beer on Lebron was leading the whole chant… that guy is a sissy punk, and shouldn’t be allowed back in the Gahhhhden ever again. And the nimwitted fan and his merry band of pug-faced giddy putz’s that tossed the ball at Wade is another one to be proud of.

    See ya guys tomorrow night!!!!

  18. ausernamethatisavailable - Jun 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Yeah. Pour beer on your opponent. Great fans.

  19. schaffershokai - Jun 8, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    I wish this guy could have been there:

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