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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
2,199 408
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Bill Russell Center

2
2,536 385
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

3
1,108 418
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

4
1,566 542
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Paul Pierce Small forward

5
1,049 370
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Bob Cousy Point guard

6
1,167 357
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

7
1,274 348
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Kevin Garnett Power forward

8
932 281
Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Robert Parish Center

9
663 252
Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Sam Jones Point guard, Shooting guard

10
960 367
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Ray Allen Shooting guard

11
630 268
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Dave Cowens Power forward, Center

12
559 203
Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

13
433 169
Jo Jo White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

14
429 185
Tom Heinsohn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Tom Heinsohn Center

The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

15
448 169
K. C. Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

16
423 171
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Nate Archibald Point guard

17
698 427
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Rajon Rondo Point guard

18
803 234
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
mandyclark25 added Isaiah Thomas Point guard

19
420 198
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Danny Ainge Shooting guard

20
310 167
Cedric Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Cedric Maxwell Power forward

21
395 175
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Bill Walton Center

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22
280 203
Bill Sharman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Bill Sharman Shooting guard

23
370 184
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
RichardBeecher added Pete Maravich

24
301 130
Reggie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Reggie Lewis Small forward

25
310 188
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
199 149
Don Nelson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
wiabux added Don Nelson

27
380 269
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
306 25
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 Point Guards of All Time

29
223 139
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
157 173
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
247 54
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
mcminnmt added Al Horford Small forward, Power forward, Center

32
326 206
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

33
199 154
Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
tom-charbono added Marcus Smart Guard

34
182 173
Dee Brown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Dee Brown Shooting guard

35
175 123
Tony Allen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
JacobSmith1 added Tony Allen Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

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36
147 135
Frank Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

37
177 124
Paul Silas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Paul Silas Small forward, Power forward

38
120 135
Ed Maccauley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

39
125 95
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Kendrick Perkins Center

40
133 30
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
mcminnmt added Jaylen Brown SF/ PF

41
204 119
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Dominique Wilkins Small forward

42
134 106
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
100 105
M. L. Carr is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added M. L. Carr

44
62 95
Bailey Howell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
slaft added Bailey Howell Small forward

45
123 55
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
113 67
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Jae Crowder Small forward

47
98 112
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Rick Fox Small forward

48
102 109
Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
looksharp added Artis Gilmore Center

49
83 103
Larry Siegfried is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Larry Siegfried Point guard, Shooting guard

50
112 22
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boston Celtics of All Time
CamtheGreat added Gordon Hayward Small forward