6 Boston Celtics facts that will make you watch their best games again
Being a successful basketball team, the Boston Celtics have won the hearts of many people. Let's read the most interesting facts about the team.
The Boston Celtics team came through many ups and downs. It is hard to imagine that any other team can repeat their success story. Let's read some facts about the team's players, its mascot and victories.
#1 Lucky the Leprechaun is the team's mascot since 1968.
It is explained by the fact that there are a lot of Irishmen in Boston.
The team was founded in 1946 in Boston. The Celtic's first logo depicted a white shamrock on a green background. Then it was replaced by the leprechaun. The background of their logo and the appearance of the leprechaun were changed several times. However, the main colours of the team - green and white - were used in all versions.
#2 Starting from 1957, the Celtics have won 17 NBA championships.
No other team has ever achieved such great results. Moreover, they've won 8 consecutive championships!
#3 The team has had two 'Big threes' eras.
The first "Big three" was created in the '80s by Larry Bird, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale. In 2007 a new "Big three" was formed by the players Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce. In 2010 their era came to a close.
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#4 They are still playing in their original city. TD Garden is a home arena for the Celtics.
It is interesting to know that the Celtics are the only NBA team that uses oak floor.
In their home arena, you can see 22 retired numbers. And it is also a record: 22 players are honored for their fantastic game.
#5 A 5-time NBA Most Valuable Player, Bill Russell has played 13 years for the Celtics.
As a result of his professional game, the Celtics have won 11 championships! Later he became the first African-American head coach in the NBA.
#6 The greatest player, Larry Bird has played for the Celtics throughout his career.
His accomplishments are very impressive. Among others, Bird was an NBA champion 3 times. 3 times he won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. It is an interesting fact that Twitter's bird logo is named "Larry the Bird".
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