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Celtics honor Boston Marathon bombing victims

Image courtesy of Adam Pieniazek/Flickr.

Image courtesy of Adam Pieniazek/Flickr.

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The Boston Celtics played their final game Wednesday night, and their first since the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013. To honor the bombing victims, Rajon Rondo wore sneakers featuring a tongue decal with “BOSTON STRONG” and the date of the attacks, plus initials of the victims covering the majority of each shoe. He tweeted a photo after the game:

Also via BDL (Ball Don’t Lie): Rondo will donate the sneakers to One Fund, an organization set up to help those affected by the tragedy.

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The Celtics organization also honored victims of the bombing during a ceremony at center court.


Boston is a very special city that exemplifies the proud values of what America is all about. They have displayed fortitude and passion in the face of great loss which all people admire and aspire to in everyday life. It’s a motivator to many who still have loved ones present in their lives to be strong and keep pushing no matter what. – AL 

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