Top 10 Best Celtics Players


The Top Ten

1 Larry Bird Larry Bird Larry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Bird is a 3x champ, 1x ROTY, 1x Finals MVP, 3x 3PT Contest winner, all with the Boston Celtics. (1979-1992)

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

Best all around player in history. Clutch. A winner.

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!

Perfectly know as best Celtic in franchise history

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2 Bill Russell Bill Russell

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.

11 championships in 13 years. End of debate. I saw him win many of those championships. Noonw ever played with more of a will to win, though Jordan was close. If refuse to lose is a motto you can believe in, Russell is your man.

Bill russell is the best celtic of all time. How do you put him at number 2, behind larry bird? Bill russell is also in my opinion, the greatest nba player of all time

Number 1 player all time...not just the Celtics.

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3 Paul Pierce Paul Pierce Paul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

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.

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 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.

This guy is one of the best ballers ever without a doubt future hall of famer

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4 John Havlichek

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.

By far the third best Celtic of all time

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6 Kevin Garnett Kevin Garnett Kevin Maurice Garnett is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association.

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...

Startd w nothinq. Ended up w a whole lot of somethinq. Thts all I qota say. Disaqree.? Well jus do the research and watch him play. ;)

He is always good, even with the Timberwolves, he is a massive accomplishment and has had a big impact on the NBA and Basketball! - roblist

Should be lower on list, cowers, mchale, jo jo, DJ all better celts!

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7 Bob Cousy Bob Cousy

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.

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.

Played along side Bill Russell for the 11 titles
Celtcs best point gaurd ever - sturner23

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8 Ray Allen Ray Allen Walter Ray Allen, Jr. is a former American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent.

Best 3 point shooter in the NBA history and holds the 3 point record

He was the biggest three point stud

He was like Curry in his playing days

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9 Robert Parish

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.

Roberto Parish is his brother look it up idiot

10 Rajon Rondo

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 - TopTen10

Rondoo is my absolute favorite! (: The only reason I watch basketball!

Terrible attitude, not Celtic worthy

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The Contenders

11 Jojo White

Without a doubt, better than Rondo. What is this, some kind of joke?

Jo jo white is better than rondo

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12 Sam Jones

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

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13 Dave Cowens

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.

14 Dennis Johnson

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.

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15 Tommy Heinsohn
16 Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.
17 Isaiah Thomas Isiah Lord Thomas III is an American retired basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association.

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.

I think this picture has Isiah not Isaiah

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18 Glen Davis Glen Davis

I met him last month and he's just the best. He was so sweet!

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19 Danny Ainge
20 Henrik Larsson
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