Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 5/9/13
He was a tough lefty-combo guard who was the master of taking charges.  In 2002 the Celtics were 4-0 with him as the starting point guard when Kenny Anderson got injured.  I for one was crushed when he left Boston after his one season.  If you remember the Cinderella Celtics of 2002, you absolutely remember Erick Strickland. A former Nebraska Cornhusker (and a tremendous overall athlete, playing football and baseball very competitively) Strickland played his first four years in the league for the Mavericks, who weren't that good at the time.  Didn't stop me from remembering a certain game: Tuesday March 11, 1997.  Mavericks vs the Knicks (a team I have always passionately detested).  Watching that game and the show Strickland put on left an indelible mark on my youth.  12-12 from the foul-line.  Amazing ball-handling, he embarassed the Knicks' guards Childs and Starks on multiple occasions.  He was absolutely everywhere and lead them to victory that night.  My thinking...
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