A rasp for the ages

Kirshenbaum, Jerry
January 1993
Sports Illustrated;1/11/93, Vol. 78 Issue 1, p7
Describes Johnny Most, the Boston Celtics' radio broadcaster for 37 years, who recently died. Allegory of good and evil in Boston basketball; Coining colorful phrases; Moment of silence at Boston Garden.


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