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75 Years of Greatness brought to you by the Boston Celtics

     75 Years, that's a decent amount of time to look at your top 15 players. When in all reality the Celtics could have done 25 if not more. But I get why they limited it to 15. Group 1 gives us Larry Bird who had it all, his shooting was pin point, passing was lazer focused, could bang for boards and defend. Trash talking supreme, and IMO should be in the GOAT Convo. 

     KG, brought Boston that grit and balls it was lacking. He understood the Celtics brother hood and culture and played that way. Another guy who really could do it all on the floor. If he's healthy we should have had a three peat. He also spoke to Larry about Boston which to me says a lot!

     Kevin McHale, was the Swiss army knife of offensive moves. When the ball made it's way into the post, just put two points on the board for the C's. If he doesn't have injuries the Celtics repeat in 87. The best guest on Cheers in my opinion!

     Sam Jones is probably the most underrated basketball player of all time. He was Mr Big Shot, and had an amazing all around game. No one better to have along side Russell in winning all those titles. 

     DJ was nailz, defensively he was a great stopper, Magic said he was the best defensive player he went up against. He made so many key plays for the Celtics on both ends of the floor. Guys like DJ are hard to find.

     Bill Russell, in all honesty when you mention his name that's all there needs to be said. 11 rings, greatest defensive center in history, greatest winner of all time, if he wanted to he could have scored like Wilt but went the team approach and did what was needed. Fought for civil rights, and never changed who he was. 
     Bob Cousy was flashy before it was cool, his up tempo play and passing were second to none. He not only was an amazing passer, but when needed could shoot the lights out. It's no secret how much he meant to fans, we all recall his retirement. 

     Tommy Heinsohn was and always will be Mr Celtic. He was an incredible player on the offensive end, Give Em the Hook Tommy! Defensively he wasn't afraid to get dirty. He coached and was broadcaster for the Celtics, boy do we miss him. Only person who was part of all 17 Banners. 

     Paul Pierce, The TRUTH! Clutch player and bled Green. He could score with the best of them! He could do it all, he's one of the only guys to get the best of LBJ and in essence make him quit on his team. Paul Pierce was special, they don't make to many players like him anymore. 

     John Havlicek, Hondo! Talk about a pure scorer and winner. Always had the knack of making huge plays. My father told me as great as a player he was an even better person! Now that's saying something! My goal as a kid was getting a Hondo jersey! 

   Dave Cowens was hard core, and not afraid to play that way. If you wanted to feel what a real foul was Dave would make sure! He was a heck of a player and could do anything. His hustle and heart are the epitomy of Celtic Pride. Celtics fans wish he held on one more year and could have had one more ring in 81!  

   Robert Parish the Chief, was the ultimate pro and player to go with Larry and Kevin. He could score, run the floor, play and rebound like a machine. He was always blocking shots and making other centers lives miserable. He also a very selfless team mate.

     JoJo White the iron man of the Boston Celtics. Another under-rated Celtics player in their long history. An all time Celtics player who played the game the right way with class and excellence. 

     Bill Sharmin is mostly known for his time with the Boston Celtics in the 1950s, partnering with Bob Cousy in what was then considered the greatest backcourt duo of all time.

     Ray Allen was a lights out shooter who had the all around game that could kill you. He played the game the right way until he left Boston. He with PP and KG should have won several more titles. 

     Ok Celtics fans do you like Ray on this team?! Should it have gone to KC, or Reggie? Even a guy like Satch! Who will be on the 80th team? Thoughts, feelings, let it out! If we really think about it we need the Jays to win a few rings and they can get on this team! I feel they should have opened the team up to a total of 25. I'm down with the list, I voted! 


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