Crap, realized it was Fox News after I clicked on the link.
Fox News, so what ?
Nellie's biggest contribution to Celtic history was the 15' jumper that bounced off the back of the rim, went straight up and somehow fell straight thru the basket at the LA Forum, Game 7, 1969, probably one of the top 3 wins in Celtic history. The balloons had to stay in the Forum rafters that night.
He also played a key role for the '74 and '76 title teams. I remember him telling the story about how Dave Cowens as a new rookie could not beat him in one-on-one games after practice and how, by the end of the season, Nellie couldn't get a game off Cowens anymore.
His #19 hangs in the Garden rafters and is probably one of those that the modern fan sees no need for being retired. I'm glad his number his up there.