Central Square Mural Honors Celtics Ahead Of NBA Finals

Photo: Kyle Bray/WBZ NewsRadio

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Celtics face the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the NBA finals on Thursday, and local fans have created a tribute to the team.

Five muralists have been working together to honor Boston’s professional men’s basketball team, who are looking to win their 18th championship title.

The mural was unveiled by the Central Square Business Improvement District on Wednesday in Central Square’s Graffiti Alley, also known as Modica Way, located at 565 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge.

Photo: Kyle Bray/WBZ NewsRadio

The Central Square BID is a nonprofit working to enhance the vibrancy of Central Square through programs that support local artists and businesses. 

"We're excited to bring this dynamic tribute to the Boston Celtics to Central Square," said Michael Monestime, president of the Central Square BID, in a press release.

"As one of the cultural districts in Cambridge, Central Square is the perfect backdrop for this celebration of sports, art, and community."

Read More: 10 Lucky Dads To Win Father's Day Sox-Yankees Tickets

The mural features a variety of Celtics players, such as Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, and Coach Joe Mazzulla.

“I think that three-point, that JB three-point in overtime, that was a great moment,” one of the artists told WBZ NewsRadio, referring to Brown.

“I’ve been watching the Celtics since I was a kid with my dad. It’s nice to be able to show some spirit especially because they’ve been doing such a great job,” he added.

Photo: Kyle Bray/WBZ NewsRadio

The images are joined together by “Celtics” in jagged block letters alongside illustrations of different banners the team has won over the years.

“Anything I can do to contribute to this organization would be awesome. They’ve given us parades, they’ve given us reason to be faithful and have hope that we’re going to bring another title home,” shared another muralist who contributed to the artwork.

Read More: Boston Athletic Association Unveils New Marathon Logo

"We're leaning into the fan craze and celebration of this year’s Boston Celtics team," added Monestime.

"This mural will serve as a vibrant reminder of the team's legacy and their ongoing pursuit of excellence."

WBZ NewsRadio’s Kyle Bray (@KyleBrayWBZ) reports.

Follow WBZ NewsRadio: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iHeartmedia App | TikTok

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content