Chapter 5: The Green beginning

The dynamic point guard's arrival in Boston came through some wheeling and dealing

Originally Published: June 8, 2010
By Peter May | Special to ESPN.com

Wyc Grousbeck, the Celtics' principal owner, is far from publicity shy. After the Celtics won Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Finals in a remarkable comeback, he threw his credit card on the bar at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and announced to one and all that the drinks were on him.

Then, as fans celebrated the Celtics' 3-1 lead in the series, he happily snapped pictures of them posing in front of a picture of longtime Lakers fan Jack Nicholson at the bar. A few days later, he hoisted the Larry ...

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