OCTOBER 29, 1984
Russell couldn't help the Celtics go back-to-back.
MARCH 3, 1986
SI made the case for Bird being the NBA's best ever.
JUNE 9, 1986
Bird, Boston met upstart Houston in the Finals.
JUNE 16, 1986
McHale and friends routed the Rockets in six for the Celtics' third title in six seasons.
JUNE 8, 1987
Pride and Bird couldn't get Boston past L.A.
FEBRUARY 22, 1988
A story on the shrinking NBA big man pondered where the Russells and the Chamberlains had gone.
MARCH 21, 1988
Bird got Red Auerbach's vote as the best ever.
MARCH 11, 1991
Robert Parish was as good as ever at age 37, averaging 14.9 points and 10.6 rebounds.
MARCH 23, 1992
Burdened by an ailing back, Bird called it quits.
DECEMBER 14, 1992
Scenes from a basketball marriage.