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The Celtics Win Banner 18 With Bill’s Dad

18 June - 1 hour 4 mins
Podcast Series The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his Dad after watching the Celtics win their 18th NBA title from TD Garden. They relive some key moments from Game 5, give Joe Mazzulla his flowers, litigate the Finals MVP, rank this title in Boston sports history, wonder what's next for the Celtics, and more.

Host: Bill Simmons

Guest: Bill's Dad

Producer: Kyle Crichton

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1 hour 4 mins

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