BOSTON — The Celtics had some business to attend to before they could get rolling on their championship parade Friday.

It was petty business, but business nonetheless.

The C’s hosted a pre-parade get-together inside TD Garden to kick things off. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey each gave short speeches congratulating the team, while players took part in a short panel discussion.

Jayson Tatum made a crack about the Miami Heat. Jaylen Brown fired back at his detractors. Wu, though, might have had the best line of the festivities.

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“To all the fans who chanted, ‘We want Boston!’ I can’t blame you, because who wouldn’t?” Wu cracked, prompting the loudest applause of the festivities.

It was just the beginning of a marvelous day in Boston.

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Tatum and Brown were stars of the parade, while Joe Mazzulla shared a series of tremendous moments with Celtics fans. Sam Hauser went shirtless halfway through, Derrick White shared the wealth (and a couple of brews) and broadcast legend Mike Gorman slugged back a few drinks of his own.

Wu was right, who wouldn’t want a piece of that?

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