RIP. Worst season in Celtic history.
Co-sign. Red Auerbach dying, the Celtics awful play, and the front ofifice's ineptness. Just sad all-around.
R.I.P. DJ. Damn you should've been in the Hall of Fame.
DJ and Larry Bird
Larry Bird viewed him as one of his favorite teammates, probably due to Johnson's unselfishness and intelligence on the court. Bird even called Johnson "the best I've ever played with".
The two players connected on a very special occasion. During Game 5 of the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics were in a difficult position when the opposing Detroit Pistons had a one-point lead and the possession with few seconds remaining to play. However, Bird managed to steal Isiah Thomas's pass to Bill Laimbeer and fed a dashing Johnson, who made a difficult lay-up to give Boston a decisive lead. Boston eventually won the series in seven games.