Oct. 16, 1962

The Celtics traded for backup center Clyde Lovellette, sending the St. Louis Hawks their second pick in the 1963 NBA Draft.

Lovellette, a 10-year NBA veteran, came to the Celtics as a backup for Bill Russell. He presented opponents a completely different challenge. While Russell used his intelligence, agility and athleticism to frustrate foes inside, Lovellette provided an outside shot and was not afraid to mix it up with anyone.

His battles with Wilt Chamberlain were legendary, one ending with Chamberlain delivering a knockout punch seen by everyone in the building but the two officials.

And as with all Celtics of his era, Lovellette earned a nickname from Johnny Most: Wide Clyde

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