The Most Famous Boston Celtic: A Ranking of Elite Legends

Choose the Boston Celtic you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 08:10
Welcome to StrawPoll, where your opinions shape the rankings! Today, we're diving into the illustrious history of the Boston Celtics and determining who the most famous Celtic of all time is. From the iconic Larry Bird to the legendary Bill Russell, the Celtics have been home to some of the NBA's greatest talents. We've gathered a list of the most renowned Celtics for you to vote on and help us create the ultimate ranking. Can't find your favorite Boston Celtic on the list? Don't worry – you can suggest a missing option to make sure every Celtic great gets a shot at the title. So, what are you waiting for? Cast your vote now and help us determine who truly is the most famous Boston Celtic!

Who Is the Most Famous Boston Celtic?

  1. 1
    22
    votes
    Bill Russell
    Unknown authorUnknown author · Public domain
    Bill Russell is widely considered the greatest Celtic of all time, Russell won 11 NBA championships with the team and was a five-time NBA MVP.
  2. 2
    30
    votes

    Larry Bird

    Nike
    Larry Bird is a three-time NBA champion and 12-time All-Star, Bird is one of the most beloved Celtics of all time.
    The Larry Bird basketball jersey is a classic and highly sought-after sports apparel item. It is named after the legendary NBA player Larry Bird, who played for the Boston Celtics during the 1980s. The jersey features the number 33, which was Bird's jersey number throughout his entire career.
    • Material: 100% polyester
    • Design: Sleeveless with a traditional basketball jersey cut
    • Team Logo: Embroidered Boston Celtics logo on the front
    • Player Name: Larry Bird
    • Player Number: 33
    Larry Bird in other rankings
  3. 3
    16
    votes
    The Truth spent 15 seasons with the Celtics, winning an NBA championship and being named Finals MVP in 2008.
  4. 4
    13
    votes
    John Havlicek
    Unknown authorUnknown author · Public domain
    John Havlicek is a Celtics legend, Havlicek won eight championships with the team and was a 13-time All-Star.
    John Havlicek in other rankings
  5. 5
    12
    votes
    Bob Cousy
    Unknown authorUnknown author · Public domain
    Bob Cousy is known as "Mr. Basketball," Cousy won six championships with the Celtics and was a 13-time All-Star.
    Bob Cousy in other rankings
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    10
    votes
    Kevin McHale
    Gage Skidmore · CC BY-SA 3.0
    Kevin McHale is a key member of the Celtics' 1980s dynasty, McHale won three championships with the team and was a seven-time All-Star.
    Kevin McHale in other rankings
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    6
    votes
    Sam Jones
    Unknown authorUnknown author · Public domain
    Sam Jones is a silent assassin on some of the Celtics' greatest teams, Jones won 10 championships with the team and was a five-time All-Star.
    Sam Jones in other rankings
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    8
    votes
    Tom Heinsohn is a player, coach, and broadcaster for the Celtics, Heinsohn won eight championships with the team and was a six-time All-Star.
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    12
    votes
    Dave Cowens
    Cpl. Lameen Witter · Public domain
    Dave Cowens is a scrappy big man, Cowens won two championships with the Celtics and was a seven-time All-Star.
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    3
    votes
    Kevin Garnett is though he only spent six seasons with the Celtics, Garnett was a key member of the team's 2008 championship squad and was named NBA MVP in 2004.
    Kevin Garnett in other rankings

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Ranking factors for famous Boston Celtic

  1. Achievements and accolades
    This includes the number of NBA championships won, All-Star selections, All-NBA selections, MVP awards, etc.
  2. Longevity with the team
    Players who have spent a significant portion of their career with the Celtics and have made a substantial impact on the franchise should be given higher ranking.
  3. Impact on the team's success
    Players who have played a key role in the Celtics' success and have been instrumental in the team's winning culture should be given more priority.
  4. Legacy and popularity
    The player's overall impact on the NBA as a whole and their popularity with fans should also be taken into consideration.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Boston Celtic. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Celtic is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!

Statistics

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  • 129 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Celtic once every 24 hours. The rank of each Celtic is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous boston celtic

The Boston Celtics have a rich and storied history in the NBA. As one of the league's original franchises, the Celtics have produced some of the most legendary players in basketball history. From Bill Russell to Larry Bird to Paul Pierce, the Celtics have a long list of all-time greats. But who is the most famous Celtic of all time? It's a question that has been debated by fans and experts alike for decades. In this poll, we aim to settle the debate once and for all by asking you, the fans, to vote for the most famous Boston Celtic. So, whether you're a die-hard Celtics fan or just a casual basketball fan, be sure to cast your vote and help us determine who truly deserves the title of Boston's most famous Celtic.

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