Michael Chiklis on playing a childhood hero, but as the villain

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Andover native and acclaimed actor Michael Chiklis grew up watching Red Auerbach and the Boston Celtics win again and again.

Decades later, he's been given the opportunity to portray Auerbach on screen, as part of the HBO series, "Winning Time." But since the story is told from the Los Angeles Lakers' point of view, Auerbach and the Celtics are the villains of the story.

We talk with Chiklis about what that experience has been like, why he's held onto his Boston fanhood despite living in L.A. for three decades, and what he makes of the current Celtics playoff run.

This segment aired on May 10, 2022.

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