Celtics legend and NBA Hall of Famer Frank Ramsey died yesterday at the age of 86.Ramsey played for the Boston Celtics from 1954 to 1964, winning seven championship titles in the process.
After an illustrious career at Kentucky playing under famed coach Adolph Rupp, Ramsey was drafted by the Celtics with the fifth overall pick in the 1953 NBA Draft, where he would spend his professional career playing for Red Auerbach. As a true service to this country, Ramsey missed the 1955-56 season due to military service.
Ramsey played shooting guard next to luminaries like Bob Cousy, John Havlicek and Bill Russell, who tweeted his condolences yesterday.
In other news, Jaylen Brown reportedly wants to play in two summer league games with the Boston Celtics. Brown was a notable presence in last summer’s Las Vegas outing, and in a quote to The Undefeated’s Marc Spears, believes that he’s “not too good for summer league.”
We’ll have to see how Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens feel about Brown wanting to lace up his sneakers when the games are meaningless.