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Creating the Boston Celtics’ All-Time Starting Lineup

Creating the Boston Celtics' All-Time Starting Lineup

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As the league leading franchise in total championships and arguably the greatest franchise in NBA history, the Boston Celtics have such a storied history that it is difficult to select just five players to make up this lineup. With that being said, these five have all successfully imprinted themselves in the hearts of Celtics fans across the world.

PG - Bob Cousy

Bob Cousy
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PG - Bob Cousy

Bob Cousy
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The Steve Nash of his era, Bob Cousy was a magician out on the floor with his extremely elaborate range of moves. He was the original entertaining point guard, and oh yeah, he also won six NBA championships. Not only was Cousy the best point guard of his time, but he deserves recognition as one of the best ever.

SG - Sam Jones

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SG - Sam Jones

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Sam Jones was a member of the Boston team that dominated the 60s, winning 10 titles in 11 years. A lifetime Celtic, Jones averaged a solid 18 points and five rebounds per game, and he is widely renowned for his unique ability to hit a bank shot from every angle. In addition to his bank shot, Jones also was perhaps the most clutch player of his generation, nailing big shot after big shot during the team's title runs.

SF - Larry Bird

Larry Bird
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SF - Larry Bird

Larry Bird
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Not much can be said to properly describe the impact that Larry Bird had on the Celtics. He was simply amazing; his attitude, hustle, shooting ability and trash talk are just a few characteristics that made Bird the dominant force he once was. Bird did only win three titles, but considering the level of competitiveness which existed during his era, three titles is nothing short of impressive.

PF - Kevin McHale

Kevin McHale
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PF - Kevin McHale

Kevin McHale
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A member of the Boston original "Big 3," McHale possessed a formidable skill set that dominated the paint. As Bird's sidekick, McHale won three titles as well and most famously played through a broken foot in the playoffs, an injury that would nag him for the remainder of his career. His career stat line of 18 points and seven rebounds was most definitely skewed by the number of unfortunate injuries McHale suffered throughout his career.

C - Bill Russell

Bill Russell
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C - Bill Russell

Bill Russell
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The most dominant defensive force to ever step foot on an NBA basketball court, Bill Russell led the 60s Celtics to their first 11 titles. Often times considered the lynchpin of the Celtics, Russell made his presence felt primarily on the boards, averaging an amazing 22.5 for his career. Some will say basketball was different back then, but Russell was a true reflection of the greatest teammate of all time.