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Celtics 2024 championship parade: Live updates and best moments

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Celtics 2024 Championship Parade: Live updates and highlights originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Head Coach Joe Mazzulla has already begun preparing for the 2024-25 season. But for most of the 2023-24 Boston Celtics, it’s time to celebrate.

The Celtics will hold their championship parade in Boston on Friday, capping a week that began with them. defeat the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of the 2024 NBA Finals to win his 18th championship, the most in NBA history.

The parade begins in front of TD Garden at 11 a.m. ET, and should be quite the party in the streets of Boston as the city celebrates the Celtics’ first title since 2008 and the region’s first “Big Four” professional sports championship since February 2019 After the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LIII.

NBC Sports Boston will have complete coverage of the parade throughout the day., beginning with exclusive interviews with Celtics players inside the Garden and continuing with live footage of the rally. Below is a summary of the best moments before, during and after the parade:

12:30 pm Eastern Time: Here’s your first look at Banner 18, held aloft by Celtics principal owner Wyc Grousbeck:

12:28 pm Eastern Time: You didn’t think 2008 champion and Basketball Hall of Famer Paul Pierce would miss another Celtics parade, did you?

12:25 pm Eastern Time: In case you still had questions about Jaylen Brown’s ball-handling ability, here’s the NBA Finals MVP showing off some skills on a boat alongside Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca:

12:22 pm Eastern Time: Jayson Tatum shared a first-person perspective of himself on a duck boat with the Larry O’Brien Trophy via his Instagram Story:

12:19 pm Eastern Time: Nobody knows how to work a crowd like Celtics big man Luke Kornet.

12:03 pm Eastern Time: Derrick White makes sure Boston fans stay hydrated…

12 pm Eastern Time: Al Horford and his father, Tito Horford, are THRILLED after the Celtics veteran He capped off his 17th season with his first NBA championship..

11:58 a.m. Eastern Time: Celtics sharpshooter Sam Hauser went undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft. He is now an NBA champion.

11:55 a.m. Eastern Time: Head coach Joe Mazzulla wore a large jersey with Celtics legends Red Auerbach and Bill Russell celebrating a championship in the 1960s. It was a wise choice, as Mazzulla just became the youngest head coach since Russell in 1969 to win an NBA championship.

11:50 a.m. Eastern Time: Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown received standing ovations as their boats began their journey through the streets of Boston.

11:45 a.m. Eastern Time: Legendary NBC Sports Boston broadcaster Mike Gorman is taking it all in after the Celtics sent him into retirement with a championship.

11:30 a.m. Eastern Time: You didn’t think Mavs star Luka Doncic would be spared the wrath of Celtics fans, did you?

11:15 a.m. Eastern Time: Jayson Tatum threw shade at Miami Heat during pregame interview with NBC Sports Boston’s Brian Scalabrine inside TD Garden:

10:45 a.m. Eastern Time: Kristaps Porzingis is ready to party.

10:45 a.m. Eastern Time: Al Horford showed up wearing a T-shirt with a photo of Tom Brady living it up at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl parade in February 2021, and Brady approved.

10:25 a.m. Eastern Time: Jaylen Brown saved the receipts.

The MVP of the 2024 NBA Finals He entered TD Garden wearing a T-shirt that said “Please indicate your source,” in a nod to a social media post he made in late May criticizing ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith for claiming that some people believe Brown is unmarketable. because he has a big ego.

10:15 a.m. Eastern Time: Celtics guard and specialist in hitting the buzzer in half court Payton Pritchard paid tribute to her Oregon alma mater with her pageant outfit.

10:10 a.m. Eastern Time: Luke Kornet’s pre-show interview with Abby Chin did not disappoint, as the affable big guy reflected on being part of his first show, lamented not bringing sunscreen, and admitted that he puts maple syrup (!) in his coffee:

9:55 a.m. Eastern Time: Abby Chin met with guard Derrick White, who showed off some new dental work after his nasty fall in Game 5 and thanked his sponsor, Sam Adams:

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