Ranking the Boston Celtics’ Top 5 Centers of All Time

December 6th, 2014 by Tim MacLean Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics are the most storied franchise in NBA history. With 17 total championships and 27 players immortalized in the Hall of Fame, fans of the team have been treated to both great team and individual performances over the organization's first 69 years of existence.

Behind those great teams and among those legendary players are a handful of centers who have been instrumental in their team’s success while wearing the green and white. But we want to know who was the best of them all.

The obvious answer is Bill Russell and deservedly so. But it wouldn’t be any fun if we just stopped there. Instead, we’ll take a look at the top five and figure out who the other four are who fall in line behind Russell to round out this prestigious group.

The rankings will be simple. Titles will be taken into account, but they won’t make or break a player’s case for a top spot. Win shares, however, will hold the majority of the weight when determining who places where.

So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at the top five centers in Boston Celtics history.


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