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Herald  Danny Ainge’s vision proved to be right     
Doc Rivers’ orders cure     
Doc River’s rule: Stop ’n’ go      
Celtics hope James Posey stays put     
W-hoop it up!    
Selfless Kevin Garnett set tone for champs      
Rebuilding job makes Danny Ainge worthy of honor    
Celtics join victory parade    
Ray Allen: Kill the label    
Big Three to net millions in deals    
Battered Celts fan’s California dreamin’ comes true     
Globe   Greatest of the green    
Boston enjoys spoils      
'Title Town' is going green for this parade      
Title gives birth to a new generation of fans     
Winner takes all the envy     
Lakers' confidence for future didn't take hit     
The Big Three played as one all year    
Grousbeck the owner of winning smile     
Allen, KG chat with Letterman    
Celtics' championship comes just in time for owners   
Team rates high praise from Bird      
Ainge's motto still is: Don't wait till next year  

More Links After the Jump    
 

MetroWest Daily   Celtics savor private joys      
Celtics.com   Banner Year: 17th Title Reclaims Heart of Championship City   
CelticsBlog   Thank you Danny Ainge      
NBA Champions       
Thank you for sharing      
LOY's Place   Championship images       
Celtics 17   ESPN not so expert after all     
ESPN   3 party triumph:  KG leads, Allen scorches and Pierce takes MVP     
Notes from a good old fashioned Garden party 
The game of his life       
Pierce took the long road to greatness     
Hoopsworld   A blemish on Kobe Bryant's legacy      
Coming full circle     
Celtics' Allen overcomes issues on and off court      
Finals post mortem    
Perkisabeast    Unbelievable 
Celebrate Boston, we've earned it        
Red's Army  Great day for a parade     
Lakers are favored next year     
That vaunted Lakers defense - the conclusion     
Eureka Reporter    Celtics and Lakers could meet again in 2009    
Patriot Ledger  Garnett makes Celtics elite again   
Master builder Danny Ainge brings glory back to Celts     
Pierce, Garnett Allen form triple threat that leads Boston to title
Allen flew under the radar         
The magic moments that led to victory     
Nashua Telegraph   Celtics' 17th title one for the ages     
Item Live   Time to celebrated a Celtics captain     
Daily Breeze   Pierce steals the spotlight from Bryant     
LA Times   Numbers from the final game tell bad tale for Lakers    
The Lakers went far in 2007-2008, here's what they need to do for next year  
A few thoughts on the afternoon after      
Worcester Telegram    Pride restored         
SouthCoast Today   Allen's world forever changed           
NY Times   Similar end, but different reaction from Bryant       
Kentucky.com   Rondo saves his best for game 7      
Indy Star   Pacers can't use Celtics' blueprint    
Topix   Next goal:  Two in a row for Celtics Big Three     
Hoopshype   Why the Celtics won    
Globe and Mail   Defense wins championships      
Cavalier Attitude   How ya like Big Game James (Posey) now?    
Connecticut Post    Cool calm PJ Brown undecided about coming back    
The Star    Celtics legends give new stars welcome to share glory       
Toronto Sun  Kobe has been exposed    
Lakers Library   Looking into next season    
Protrade   Unsung, the other big three       
SI Live     Garnett passes history test      
Inconsequential    Boston teaM party          
MinnPost   Tardy congrats to KG plus Cassell, Jackson, Thibodeau notes  
East Valley Tribune   Eddie House finally finds a home    
Hoop Doctors   Should Ray Allen have received the Finals MVP?        
Norwich Bulletin   Celtics in good shape for years to come          
USA Today   Banner 17:  Celtics add to record championship haul    
Garnett finally conquers bully to win      
Sporting News   Kobe's failure may pave the way for future success      
Top 5 candidates for a championship parade in 2009     
Celtics aren't a realistic model for success       
SI.com  Game 6 earns best TV ratings since 2000    
For Garnett, wait and weight is finally over    
Bleacher Report     Celtics close out Lakers with near perfect performance   
Kendrick Perkins:  Celtics didn't know what they had till he was gone  
Paul Pierce MVP?  East better than the West?   
The Big Ticket carries a big legacy      
Huffington Post     Paul Pierce is the best basketball player on the planet        
Enterprise  Allen shows remarkable focus in clincher            
Fox Sports   Big Three buys into Celtics defense first approach       
Jackson didn't make the right moves vs Celtics     
Bostonist   2008 World Champs:  the Internet buzz    
The Sports Brief   Make room for another banner and another number   
Sports Insider   Celtics complete surreal turnaround with dismantling of Lakers     
Star Tribune  Stripped by Rondo, swatted by PJ Brown:  Kobe no match for Celtics   
Celtics Big Three together every step of the way          
McHale congratulates Ainge     
Garnett, Allen could have teamed up here      
Stet Sports Blog    Rajon Rondo is the closer        
FanHouse   Will Rondo's success alter draft strategy? 
AFP   MVP Pierce takes his place among Celtics legends    
Dallas News  Is Dirk or Pierce the best player in draft class of 1998?    
Baltimore Sun  Ainge is Celtics real MVP   
BSMW   Lest we forget      
Kentucky Wildcats  Rajon Rondo helps bring home the Championship  
ProJo   Celtics title run from up close to behind the scenes     
Five things we can learn from the world champion Celtics           
Washington Post   Celtics Three are world beaters              
NY Times   Fate finds Rivers but eludes Randolph   
Plain Dealer   Celtics' Rivers deserves championship acclaim 
Orlando Sentinel   Congrats to Celtics but Finals didn't live up to the hype      
National Post   Celtics togetherness made the difference    
Hartford Courant   Celtic twilight over         
CBS Sports   Big Three?  1986 big six trump '08 champs       
Rocky Mountain News        Celtics win the right way, with defense and teamwork        
NBA Obsessed   Kevin Garnett:    Anything is possible  
Lex Nihil Novi   Cornbread carries C's in Game 7 for '84 Finals       
1984 purple v green: Reality and rhetoric      
1984 C's celebrate 15th banner     
1984 Celtics were a T-E-A-M     
We and our:  A few personal reflections     
Skip Bayless goes down with a wimper    
The Screening Room   Ray Allen:  He still got game    
Parquet Pride   How does this title compare to the 2004 World Series?     
Shamrock Headband    I was dreaming when I wrote this     
BostonSportZ   Post game press conferences     
Metro    Banner days