Wednesday , Jun , 18 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Championship Parade for Boston Celtics Today

Mayor Tom Menino announced plans Wednesday for a "rolling rally" at 11 a.m. Thursday to celebrate the Boston Celtics’ win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. The parade will start at the TD Banknorth Garden and wind its way through downtown to Copley Square. The parade will also be broadcast on a Jumbotron in Copley Square and Boston Common.

Sixteen World War II-era amphibious "duck boats" will carry the Celtics players, owners and staff. The team’s dancers, former Celtics greats and championship trophies from previous years will ride on two flatbed trucks. [ESPN]