The Boston Celtics finally captured Banner 18.

It was a long time coming, but Monday night capped a journey for many stars who came together to finally take home their first championship.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are the two primary names you’ll read and hear, but the likes of Al Horford, Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick White became first-time winners, as well.

NESN’s Travis Thomas discussed the overall impact of the title, analyzing how it affects the legacies of those Celtics stars, on the “Hold My Banner” podcast Wednesday morning.

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“It was a long journey,” Thomas said. “There were ups and downs, but like anything in life, it’s worth waiting for, right? When you finally get there, it’s that much sweeter.”

You can check out the full “Hold My Banner” episode in the YouTube video embedded above.

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