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This is a list of the best Boston Celtics of all time. When people think of the NBA, one of the first teams that comes to mind is the Boston Celtics. Throughout the franchise's storied history, the Celtics have had many of the greatest players of all time on its roster. The number of the game's greatest players to play in Boston is an embarrassment of riches compared to many of the league's also-rans. Bill Russell was the first great player to wear the Celtics green and white. During his tenure with the team, the Celtics won a whopping 11 championships in 13 legendary seasons. Russell is considered the best player of his generation and one of the best centers of all time.

This wouldn't be a proper Ultimate List if we didn't include Larry Bird on it. Perhaps the most popular player in Celtics history, Larry Legend is one of the best small forwards of all time. During his historic run in Boston, Bird, along with teammates Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, powered the Celtics to five NBA Finals berths, winning three championships.

After Bird retired, the Celtics relied on Paul Pierce as the team's leader. Along with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, Pierce led the Celtics to a league record 17th championship when it defeated the rival Los Angeles Lakers in 2008. These three players are beloved by Celtics fans and look at them as some of greatest players to wear a Celtics uniform.
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1,488 253
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Bill Russell Center

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2
1,689 260
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

3
1,036 340
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Paul Pierce Small forward

4
770 267
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

5
803 236
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

6
723 249
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Bob Cousy Point guard

7
845 221
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Kevin Garnett Power forward

8
632 197
Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Robert Parish Center

9
484 178
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Sam Jones Point guard, Shooting guard

10
661 240
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Ray Allen Shooting guard

11
437 206
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Dave Cowens Power forward, Center

12
399 141
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

13
288 116
Jo Jo White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

14
304 107
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Nate Archibald Point guard

15
304 124
Tom Heinsohn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Tom Heinsohn Center

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16
485 299
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Rajon Rondo Point guard

17
323 124
K. C. Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

18
536 82
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
mandyclark25 added Isaiah Thomas Point guard

19
279 143
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Danny Ainge Shooting guard

20
205 150
Bill Sharman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Bill Sharman Shooting guard

21
264 117
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Bill Walton Center

22
201 121
Cedric Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Cedric Maxwell Power forward

23
257 128
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Pete Maravich

24
218 137
Antoine Walker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Antoine Walker Small forward, Power forward

25
205 84
Reggie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Reggie Lewis Small forward

26
147 102
Don Nelson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Don Nelson

27
144 55
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Avery Bradley Point guard, Shooting guard

28
107 125
Satch Sanders is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Satch Sanders Power forward

29
236 162
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Shaquille O'Neal Center

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122 123
Dee Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Dee Brown Shooting guard

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213 130
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

32
119 77
Tony Allen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
JacobSmith1 added Tony Allen Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

33
96 100
Frank Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

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110 93
Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
tom-charbono added Marcus Smart Guard

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89 23
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
mcminnmt added Al Horford Small forward, Power forward, Center

36
81 101
Ed Maccauley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

37
116 93
Paul Silas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Paul Silas Small forward, Power forward

38
144 74
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Dominique Wilkins Small forward

39
96 74
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

40
77 58
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Kendrick Perkins Center

41
63 20
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Jae Crowder Small forward

42
65 67
M. L. Carr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added M. L. Carr

43
71 72
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Rick Fox Small forward

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70 21
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
T Mills added Nate Robinson Point guard

45
38 62
Bailey Howell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
slaft added Bailey Howell Small forward

46
74 79
Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Artis Gilmore Center

47
57 71
Larry Siegfried is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Larry Siegfried Point guard, Shooting guard

48
48 34
Jim Loscutoff is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Jim Loscutoff Shooting guard

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63 52
Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Paul Westphal

50
51 55
Rick Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Rick Carlisle