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Larry Bird tosses a no-look pass to Cedric Maxwell during a 1980 game against the Rockets. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Larry Bird

Larry Bird tosses a no-look pass to Cedric Maxwell during a 1980 game against the Rockets. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Larry Bird

The Celtics season just got a lot more challenging after it was announced that Rajon Rondo will be out after tearing the ACL in his right knee. Will GM Danny Ainge blow up the roster or let Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers figure out how to get by without their star point guard? (Greg Nelson/SI)

THOMSEN: Celtics must regroup without Rondo
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Rajon Rondo

The Celtics season just got a lot more challenging after it was announced that Rajon Rondo will be out after tearing the ACL in his right knee. Will GM Danny Ainge blow up the roster or let Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers figure out how to get by without their star point guard? (Greg Nelson/SI)
THOMSEN: Celtics must regroup without RondoGALLERY: Rare Photos of Rajon Rondo

Celtics guard Rajon Rondo shoots over Bobcats forward Bismack Biyombo during the second half of Monday’s game in Boston. Rondo scored 17 points with 12 assists and 10 rebounds as the Celtics won 100-89. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Rajon Rondo

Celtics guard Rajon Rondo shoots over Bobcats forward Bismack Biyombo during the second half of Monday’s game in Boston. Rondo scored 17 points with 12 assists and 10 rebounds as the Celtics won 100-89. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Rajon Rondo

Boston Celtics guard Bob Cousy poses for SI photographer Hy Peskin during a Nov. 1955 photo shoot. (Hy Peskin/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics guard Bob Cousy poses for SI photographer Hy Peskin during a Nov. 1955 photo shoot. (Hy Peskin/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Boston Celtics

Rajon Rondo strips O.J. Mayo of the ball during overtime of last night’s Celtics-Mavs game. Boston blew a 14-point third quarter lead but prevailed in double-overtime, 117-115. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo strips O.J. Mayo of the ball during overtime of last night’s Celtics-Mavs game. Boston blew a 14-point third quarter lead but prevailed in double-overtime, 117-115. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Rajon Rondo

Happy 56th birthday Larry Bird. (Lane Stewart/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Larry Bird

Happy 56th birthday Larry Bird. (Lane Stewart/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Larry Bird

It was Fight Night in Brooklyn on Wednesday as Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries got into it after the Nets forward knocked down Celtics center Kevin Garnett. The fight motivated the Nets, who went on to dominate Boston in a 95-83 victory. (Jeff Wickerham/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Watch the Celtics-Nets brawl

It was Fight Night in Brooklyn on Wednesday as Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries got into it after the Nets forward knocked down Celtics center Kevin Garnett. The fight motivated the Nets, who went on to dominate Boston in a 95-83 victory. (Jeff Wickerham/Getty Images)
VIDEO: Watch the Celtics-Nets brawl

The future of the Celtics - Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker - pose together during a 2000 SI photo shoot. (Peter Gregorie/SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Celtics

The future of the Celtics - Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker - pose together during a 2000 SI photo shoot. (Peter Gregorie/SI)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Celtics

Jeff Green dunks over Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap during Wednesday’s Celtics-Jazz game. Boston won 98-93. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Watch Green’s amazing dunk 

Jeff Green dunks over Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap during Wednesday’s Celtics-Jazz game. Boston won 98-93. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
VIDEO: Watch Green’s amazing dunk 

Dwyane Wade is fouled by Rajon Rondo during the fourth quarter of last night’s Heat-Celtics game. The rivalry between the two teams is strong as ever with Wade calling the foul a “punk play.” Miami rolled to a 120-107 victory in the opening game of the NBA season. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

THOMSEN: Miami looks ready to repeat with opening night victory

Dwyane Wade is fouled by Rajon Rondo during the fourth quarter of last night’s Heat-Celtics game. The rivalry between the two teams is strong as ever with Wade calling the foul a “punk play.” Miami rolled to a 120-107 victory in the opening game of the NBA season. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
THOMSEN: Miami looks ready to repeat with opening night victory

An angry Kobe Bryant points at Rajon Rondo during a contentious 2009 game between the Lakers and Celtics. Ray Allen, acting as peacemaker in this photo, has left Boston to play with LeBron James and the Heat. In their latest roundtable, SI’s experts think the addition of Allen make Miami the favorite to repeat this season. (AP)

NBA ROUNDTABLE: The NBA’s best and worst teams
GALLERY: Rare Rajon Rondo Photos | Kobe Bryant

An angry Kobe Bryant points at Rajon Rondo during a contentious 2009 game between the Lakers and Celtics. Ray Allen, acting as peacemaker in this photo, has left Boston to play with LeBron James and the Heat. In their latest roundtable, SI’s experts think the addition of Allen make Miami the favorite to repeat this season. (AP)
NBA ROUNDTABLE: The NBA’s best and worst teamsGALLERY: Rare Rajon Rondo Photos | Kobe Bryant

Jason Terry has a new team - The Boston Celtics - and a tattoo to celebrate his new home. The Arizona alum had the Celtics logo etched into his skin after signing a three-year deal over the summer. Boston hopes Terry can help pick up the scoring slack left behind by Ray Allen, who signed with the Heat. (Brian Babineau/Getty Images)

GALLERY: The Lighter Side of NBA Media Day

Jason Terry has a new team - The Boston Celtics - and a tattoo to celebrate his new home. The Arizona alum had the Celtics logo etched into his skin after signing a three-year deal over the summer. Boston hopes Terry can help pick up the scoring slack left behind by Ray Allen, who signed with the Heat. (Brian Babineau/Getty Images)
GALLERY: The Lighter Side of NBA Media Day

Robert Parish and Moses Malone take the tipoff to start a 1986 Celtics-76ers game. (Corbis)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Celtics-76ers Rivalry

Robert Parish and Moses Malone take the tipoff to start a 1986 Celtics-76ers game. (Corbis)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Celtics-76ers Rivalry

Scott May (No. 42) and Artis Gilmore walk onto the court during a 1976 Celtics-Bulls game. Gilmore is celebrating his 63rd birthday on Friday. (Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

SI VAULT: Switch to fast break has Gilmore, Colonels looking good (11.26.73)

Scott May (No. 42) and Artis Gilmore walk onto the court during a 1976 Celtics-Bulls game. Gilmore is celebrating his 63rd birthday on Friday. (Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
SI VAULT: Switch to fast break has Gilmore, Colonels looking good (11.26.73)

Larry Bird intervenes as an angry Magic Johnson has words with Danny Ainge during Game 2 of the 1985 NBA Finals. The Lakers would wind up winning the game in overtime on their way to an NBA championship. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Celtics vs. Lakers in the 1980s 

Larry Bird intervenes as an angry Magic Johnson has words with Danny Ainge during Game 2 of the 1985 NBA Finals. The Lakers would wind up winning the game in overtime on their way to an NBA championship. (Manny Millan/SI)GALLERY: Celtics vs. Lakers in the 1980s