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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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1,995 304
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

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2
1,749 299
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Bill Russell Center

3
895 311
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

4
933 275
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

5
1,216 432
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Paul Pierce Small forward

6
838 275
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Bob Cousy Point guard

7
992 269
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Kevin Garnett Power forward

8
717 230
Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Robert Parish Center

9
548 206
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Sam Jones Point guard, Shooting guard

10
762 294
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Ray Allen Shooting guard

11
507 226
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Dave Cowens Power forward, Center

12
449 167
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

13
352 148
Tom Heinsohn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Tom Heinsohn Center

14
321 146
Jo Jo White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

15
567 343
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Rajon Rondo Point guard

The Best Boston Celtics Power Forwards of All Time The Best ABC Comedies of All Time

16
343 136
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Nate Archibald Point guard

17
655 132
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
mandyclark25 added Isaiah Thomas Point guard

18
367 143
K. C. Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

19
323 167
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Danny Ainge Shooting guard

20
307 136
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Bill Walton Center

21
233 169
Bill Sharman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Bill Sharman Shooting guard

22
228 140
Cedric Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Cedric Maxwell Power forward

23
299 150
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Pete Maravich

24
236 99
Reggie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Reggie Lewis Small forward

25
252 155
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

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181 77
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Avery Bradley Point guard, Shooting guard

27
164 119
Don Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Don Nelson

28
290 199
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Shaquille O'Neal Center

29
124 139
Satch Sanders is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Guest_af5f1f33-c9b7-49e3-ad6f-c59249774339 added Satch Sanders Power forward

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253 155
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

31
139 95
Tony Allen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
JacobSmith1 added Tony Allen Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

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145 116
Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
tom-charbono added Marcus Smart Guard

33
141 141
Dee Brown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Dee Brown Shooting guard

34
137 35
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
mcminnmt added Al Horford Small forward, Power forward, Center

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113 110
Frank Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

36
134 100
Paul Silas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Paul Silas Small forward, Power forward

37
83 7
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Xavier Indeglia added Kyrie Irving Point guard

38
95 111
Ed Maccauley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

39
167 88
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Dominique Wilkins Small forward

40
91 74
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Kendrick Perkins Center

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89 32
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Jae Crowder Small forward

42
109 87
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

43
78 81
M. L. Carr is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added M. L. Carr

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47 74
Bailey Howell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
slaft added Bailey Howell Small forward

45
87 33
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
T Mills added Nate Robinson Point guard

46
78 88
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Rick Fox Small forward

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67 82
Larry Siegfried is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Larry Siegfried Point guard, Shooting guard

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83 92
Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Artis Gilmore Center

49
76 60
Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Paul Westphal

50
61 42
Jim Loscutoff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Jim Loscutoff Shooting guard