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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
2,041 370
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Bill Russell Center

2
2,353 353
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

3
963 326
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Bob Cousy Point guard

4
1,019 371
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

5
1,436 502
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Paul Pierce Small forward

6
1,068 331
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

7
1,166 315
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Kevin Garnett Power forward

8
853 260
Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Robert Parish Center

9
614 237
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Sam Jones Point guard, Shooting guard

10
890 333
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Ray Allen Shooting guard

11
584 245
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Dave Cowens Power forward, Center

12
512 187
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

13
400 167
Tom Heinsohn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Tom Heinsohn Center

14
393 159
Jo Jo White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

The Best Boston Celtics Point Guards of All Time

15
397 153
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Nate Archibald Point guard

16
415 155
K. C. Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

17
649 393
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Rajon Rondo Point guard

18
749 192
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
mandyclark25 added Isaiah Thomas Point guard

19
383 179
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Danny Ainge Shooting guard

20
360 156
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Bill Walton Center

21
277 154
Cedric Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Cedric Maxwell Power forward

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22
262 190
Bill Sharman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Bill Sharman Shooting guard

23
347 170
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Pete Maravich

24
278 117
Reggie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Reggie Lewis Small forward

25
292 173
Antoine Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Antoine Walker Small forward, Power forward

26
183 136
Don Nelson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Don Nelson

27
345 242
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Shaquille O'Neal Center

28
234 14
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Xavier Indeglia added Kyrie Irving Point guard

The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

29
204 113
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Avery Bradley Point guard, Shooting guard

30
146 153
Satch Sanders is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Guest_af5f1f33-c9b7-49e3-ad6f-c59249774339 added Satch Sanders Power forward

31
303 181
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

32
197 45
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
mcminnmt added Al Horford Small forward, Power forward, Center

33
161 111
Tony Allen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
JacobSmith1 added Tony Allen Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

34
165 158
Dee Brown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Dee Brown Shooting guard

35
171 141
Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
tom-charbono added Marcus Smart Guard

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130 125
Frank Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

37
164 110
Paul Silas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Paul Silas Small forward, Power forward

38
109 125
Ed Maccauley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

39
114 84
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Kendrick Perkins Center

40
193 106
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Dominique Wilkins Small forward

41
109 22
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
mcminnmt added Jaylen Brown SF/ PF

42
126 98
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

43
58 83
Bailey Howell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
slaft added Bailey Howell Small forward

44
92 95
M. L. Carr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added M. L. Carr

45
94 100
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Rick Fox Small forward

46
79 92
Larry Siegfried is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Larry Siegfried Point guard, Shooting guard

47
109 45
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
T Mills added Nate Robinson Point guard

48
102 57
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Jae Crowder Small forward

49
95 101
Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Artis Gilmore Center

50
91 68
Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Paul Westphal