We were thinking of starting (countdown of all-time Starting 5 for every team) something like this for some time. But we didn’t know what so we decided to the All-Time Starting 5. We will try to this everyday with different team for the next 30 days. We continue the All time Starting 5 with the Boston Celtics.
Point Guard – Bob Cousy
The Celtics have seen a lot of good point guards suit up in green over the years – but only one great point guard spent his prime in Boston. Bob Cousy was a prototypical point guard who could be a threat to score, set the offense and create for teammates. He didn’t see much team success until Bill Russell’s arrival, but the two of them would eventually create one of the greatest NBA tandems of all time.
Shooting Guard – Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce doesn’t have the team accomplishments of some Celtics legends, but based on talent alone, Pierce could quite possibly top this list. A dynamic all-around player on offense, Pierce could score from anywhere on the court and when he decided to, could be an elite defender as well (seen when he asked to guard Kobe Bryant during the 2008 NBA finals). After a career of carrying the Celtics through obscurity, he finally led them to an NBA championship in 2008 once help arrived in the form of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.
Small Forward – John Havlicek
John Havlicek can sometimes feel like the ‘forgotten Celtic’, which is hard to believe considering he is the franchise leader in both games played and points scored. Havlicek was an elite two-way player, asked on many nights to pace the team in scoring, and also guard the opponents’ best player on the other end. He was obviously effective as he led the Celtics to 8 NBA championships.
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