Red Lied About the Berths

When the Boston Celtics traveled by train, the players were assigned berths to sleep in.  Most players wanted a lower berth. To eliminate any friction among his players over who would be assigned the lower berths, coach Red Auerbach told them that the upper berths were longer than the lower.  This was not true, but it did prevent any problems, since the taller players agreed to taking the upper berths.

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