Top 10 Best Boston Celtics Players
Bird was not only a legend, he was the savior of the Celtics franchise that had fallen on hard times. Today, when you think of Celtics Basketball the first name that comes to mind is Larry Bird.
Larry Bird was probably the best big man ever to shoot a 3-pointer. Bird was always clutch and he never let his team down. Proving over and over that the Celtics won so many championships because they are good enough to earn a win in the NBA Finals.
One of the best basketball players EVER! My dad played with him when he was in high school. He got the most of his ability by working harder than everyone else. He wasn't as gifted athleticly as much as other players in the league, but still amazing!
Larry Bird is just simply great. Give the ball to him, don't worry about it. He can make any shot. His height allowed him to shoot over players and get rebounds, and his ability to make 3's were amazing. Obviously, this guy deserves to be #1 and the C's list
This guy was amazing. He was so good the NBA Finals MVP trophy was named after him! Still not convinced of this guy's skill level. Try having 12 MVP awards under your belt. He had 12 counting both Finals MVP awards he had earned and season MVP awards he had earned prior to the beginning of the playoffs.
It should not really be Larry, bill was better but not by that much Larry had a great career but he did not have anything near 11 championships like bill. Larry was a great offensive player and bill was better at defense. But over all bill over any other celtics player.
No this is wrong... Russle is the greatest defensive player ever and the best celtic
1 Russle... Great team player and the BEST defensive player ever
2 Bird... best skilled player
3 Cousy- best passer ever. period.
4 KG... not one of the best while with the celtics but on of the top 30of all time
5 McHae- tied with allen and Hondo
6Hondo- tied with alllen and McHale
7 Allen- one of my favorite players- best shooter of all time.. he is tied with hondo and mchale
8 Pierce- great leader, but not better than a lot of these guys
9 Jones - great team player but not the best all around
10 Rondo- I love rajon rondo but this is his 4th or 5th season in the nba.. he's NOT better than any of theses guys YET
Bill Russell is the greatest Celtic ever and the 2 greatest player in general of all time, this man led the celtics to 11 championships and he is the greatest defensive player of all time and averaged 24.5 rebounds per game through his entire career!
He isn't going to be the greatest of all time but he deserves his spot in the top 3. Here's my list.
1. Bill Russell- Unstoppable defensive monster
2. Larry Bird- All-around greatness, one of the greatest clutch time performers ever, played with hustle, heart and intensity.
3. Paul Pierce- dominant mid-range shooter, inspiring team leader and amazing in clutch time.
4. Kevin Garnett- dominant in the post, inspiring defensive leader.
5. John Havlicek- INVENTED hustle, great clutch time performer.
6. Cousy- One of the best passers ever, amazing fast break with him and Russell.
7. Kevin McHale- Dominant in the post but wasn't as consistent and dedicated as he should've been.
8. Robert Parish- Awesome on defense and dominant in the post
9. Dennis Johnson- Great point guard and genius one-on-one defender.
10. Rajon Rondo- Great talent but ugly attitude. Remains to be seen if he can manage now w/out my man pierce and Garnett.
Paul Pierce is my favorite player ever. Ever since I watched his first game I knew he would be the best player to his ability. He should be the top of the list and not third. The only reason he is being ranked third is because Bill and Larry has more ring. Paul has so many things over them he is the best clutch shooter ever in celtic history and always will be.
I don't care what you may think of this guy, but in my eyes as well as a lot of other Boston fans, this guy is something great, and we are most certainly have him as the captain of our veteran team. Pierce has been captain of the Celtics before the Big 3 had even come to be. Pierce became captain of the Celtics shortly after Doc Rivers became the head coach.
I think he should be higher than larry in some categories like 3 point shooting and dunking but definitely not passing. Th only good pass he ever threw was when was falling out of bounds in the finals. Also though he's better then bird in clutch shooting.
Could play at the guard and forward positions--basically could do it all. Became a great scorer even though he was more defensive minded in college alongside Jerry Lucas. Is the leading Celtic scorer of all time. Saw him play in San Antonio when he was 36 years old and he still had it. Great passer and all around awesome. Easily my favorite Celtic. I even went to the Hall of Fame ceremonies when he was inducted and met the whole family. Right now I would rank him higher than Garnett, Rondo, and maybe even Pierce. Wish I had the entire tape of his last game as a Celtic. CBS cut away from the game in the last two minutes. Love Hondo!
I love him because he's my grandpa and he is such a great coach to me and one of the greatest people in my life and I will never forget him.
Cousy was a great point guard but he was not the point guard for all of Russell's titles. He was the coach on the floor and a much underrated scorer. In his time he was a magician with the ball. Sam Jones said everyone had to be in position to shoot the ball or Cousy wouldn't give it to you.
Bob Cousy was a smaller guy with a really big game. Cousy was listed as 6'1 and a mere 175 pounds. Cousy played point guard for the Celtics for a good amount of time. Cousy has won the Finals MVP award in his years of playing in the NBA.
He should be ranked 3
The best Celtics forward ever...
Deserves to be higher on list.
Shut up idiot
He should be the #1 player If the celtics didn't have Kevin Garnett they wouldn't be where they are. and who ever posted that comment about Garnett being the rudest player in NBA you are big fat...
He is always good, even with the Timberwolves, he is a massive accomplishment and has had a big impact on the NBA and Basketball!
The biggest jerk to ever play in the NBA! He's a disgrace to the Celtics legacy.
Should be lower on list, cowers, mchale, jo jo, DJ all better celts!
Robert Parish was known for his strong defense and his jump shot, and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. In 1996, Parish was also named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. His nickname was "The Chief", after the fictitious Chief Bromden, a silent, giant Native American character in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. According to Parish, former Celtics forward Cedric Maxwell gave Parish this nickname because of his stoic nature. He was also part of the Celtics Big Three with Larry Bird and Kevin McHale.
The fact that Parish is below Ray Allen is disgusting.
Yeah, but I think he was a better team player when he was with the Heat in 13-14', ya know with Lebron, Wayde, Chalmers, Battier, all them dudes.
Doesn't belong on list. Dave Cowens. League MVP, 3 championships. All defensive 1st or second team many times. This list is a joke
He's great of all shooters, he rank, more other than regie miller..
Best 3 point shooter in the NBA history and holds the 3 point record
I love rondo. He's the one who lead the celtics. He is a really good player but he has to do more than pass he has to score more points for the celtics now because kevin garnett and paul pierce is old now and ray allen is on the heat leving rondo all by himself. If the celtics want to win a championship title rondo has to score more points and when I mean more points I mean he has to get better with his free throws and his jump shots if he can do all that I can bet that rondo can win the mvp and the mvp final.
I think in the 2010 season rojon rondo is clearly the best player... he not only led the team through the post season but is crucial to the moral of the team
Rajon is amazing he's the best player ever. He should be 2nd on the list he's way better than bill russel.
The Bomb! He is the ultimate assisst machine. He also has good aim and good defense.
Dave Cowens towering over some players, was listed as 6'9 and an average NBA weight of 230 pounds. Cowens was the Celtics 1st round pick being the 4th pick overall. The Celtics drafted him from Florida State even though he was born in Newport, Kentucky.
Good scorer excellent rebounder and overall defensive player for his size
This guy won so many championships with his last second shots. None other than Bill Russel said that if it wasn't for Sam Jones they would not have won so many championships He was as good a guard as West or Robertson, but because there were so many stars on that team he is often not recognized.
This guy won 10 rings. Got inducted into the basketball hall of fame. One of the first to really take advantage of the glass in the nba. And one the nba finals for the celtics with a off the glass buzzer beater in 1969
Tommy is a savage and why is Havlicek in the top ten twice?
Without a doubt, better than Rondo. What is this, some kind of joke?
Isaiah improves the stats of short NBA players and shows that size dose not matter.
I'm voting for Isaiah. He's not the best, but he deserves to be higher than Shaquille and Randy Rondo
I think Isaiah is a good basketball player.
Not the best, but deserves to be higher.
He will be a superstar soon.
He's the White Mamba, and that's enough to name him the best.
It was DJ's innate radar that made that play against the Pistons possible. He was a great defender, a great passer and made very few mistakes. DJ loved the game and it showed.
I met him last month and he's just the best. He was so sweet!
I love big baby
He's the best role model for me!
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