By A. Sherrod Blakely
CSNNE.com Celtics Insider
DORCHESTER The jubilation is in full effect among the Boston Bruins and their oh-so-faithful fans after Wednesday night's series-clinching 4-0 win at Vancouver that brought Lord Stanley's Cup back to the Hub for the first time since 1972.
Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen can relate to what the Bruins are feeling right now.
Allen joined the Celtics via trade in 2008, and was an instrumental part of the C's bringing the franchise's 17th NBA title - more than any other NBA club, mind you - just a few short months later.
The 6-foot-5 guard, who recently picked up the 10 million option for next season to remain with the C's, reflected on what it means to be a champion in Boston.
"These moments, especially playing in the city of Boston, these moments are so much bigger than us as individuals," said Allen, who was in Dorchester to present the Sarah Greenwood School with State-of-the-Art Computer Lab on Thursday.
Allen did not play close attention to the Bruins' run, but was well aware that they were on the verge of becoming the latest Boston pro sports team to win a title.
With the Bruins winning the Stanley Cup, all four pro teams in Boston - the Celtics, Red Sox and the New England Patriots - have won championships since 2005 which is an unmatched span by any city with four professional sports teams.
For Allen, he's used to being part of a team competing for a title.
And while that's clearly his preference, watching another Boston team contend for a championship?
That's not too bad, either.
"Watching the Bruins win, seeing it from the other side, you just understand . . . being a fan in this city, you understand the enormity of the situation," Allen said.