The weirdest Celtics trade was when Irv Levin traded them for the Buffalo Braves. Really weird.
Yeah, a really bizarre move given Buffalo wasn't nearly the market Boston was even then.
I'm trying to remember, was this part of Levin's master plan to move to San Diego? He couldn't move the Celtics, but no problem with the Braves. Or did Levin go through life without a master plan?
Yep. He was never of the Buffalo Braves for any game of the Braves'. The first game he was owner for was a San Diego Clipper game. Levin was a California business man and wanted a team close to home so he was happy to make the swap (as he never really like Boston).
Supposedly the Nate Archibald for Kermit Washington trade was also part of the franchise swap.