Tom Leahy (left) and Brian Purcell, right, who attended the rally, were photographed sitting on top of the pole behind them when the Celtics last won the title. They returned to the same place with their children to celebrate the latest title.
For more information on their story, check out tomorrow's Globe. To see the photo of Leahy and Purcell back in 1986, click here.
(Globe Staff/Suzanne Kreiter)