Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 8/27/12
As devastating as it was to lose the 2010 Finals, a big part, of why I wanted the Celtics to win that series so much, was to make up for their loss in 1985.  When they had the MVP, Larry Bird, and home court advantage in the Finals.  The Celtics were looking to repeat that year.  But something other than the Flakers may have contributed to them not being able to do it. On the night of May 16, 1985, in the middle of the Eastern Conference finals between the Celtics and Sixers, Bird was apparently involved in a scuffle that started at a now-defunct bar called Chelsea’s and spilled out to the corner of State Street and Merchant’s Row. After the altercation, Mike Harlow, a bartender/former Colgate football player, claimed he was sucker-punched by Bird. Nick Harris, a man who was with Bird and Quinn Buckner on the night of the incident, was treated at Massachusetts General Hospital’s emergency room that night. Bird and Harlow, then Harris and Harlow allegedly got into a shoutin...
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