... it’s an up-close-and-personal look at a time that simply doesn’t exist anymore. It’s a book packed with the sorts of stories that could never happen today ... These stories—stories about what the players were really like in the locker room and at the bar after the game as well as about their performance on the court—are a fascinating snapshot of a bygone era, featuring compelling and thoughtful looks at some of the greatest to ever play the game. Rendered with the standard self-deprecatory wit and good humor by Shaughnessy, it’s a book that any Celtics fan—any NBA fan, really—will find to be fascinating reading.
... colorful, fast-paced ... Wish It Lasted Forever is the longtime Globe sportswriter’s fond remembrance of his brief time covering one of basketball’s all-time great teams ... an insider’s look into the outmoded culture of the game.
Despite telling it like it was, Shaughnessy isn't interested in settling old scores here, and thereby holds up his place as a part of the team ... All basketball fans should enjoy this romp with one of the NBA's all-time great teams.