Boston Celtics Legend Cedric Maxwell’s First Hand Account Of The Boston Marathon Bombings

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The Drive Tuesday 4-16-13 -Cedric Maxwell talks with The Drive about the bombings at the Boston Marathon.  Cedric was there yesterday at the start/finish line just 10 minutes before the bombs went off.  He talks about what he saw after the two explosions went off, what Patriots Day mean to the city of Boston, and what the Boston Celtics plan to do to pay tribute to the injured.

The legendary Celtic was right in the middle of the mayhem yesterday in Boston.  We talk with Cedric about just how close he was to the actual explosion site.

“I was there at the actual bombing site where the first bomb had gone off I was standing there ten minutes before the bomb had gone off”

“There was an explosion I was on the second floor of this building and looked down and saw all the runners…within another second there was another explosion”

It didn’t really hit Cedric until he got home that night and saw some of the news reports that he realized he was a close as he was.

“Every time I see it I think ‘I was standing there’.  They showed some still pictures later on they showed this woman on a stretcher had on a red dress…I was standing right beside that woman.  So that’s how close it was”

Cedric has lived in Boston for close to 30 years now so we ask him if he feels the Boston people are already picking up the pieces and moving on.

“No. I think people are still in shock… the world goes on, but the marathon will never be the same with what happened today”

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