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Community Rankings: Best Celtics Ever

Time to dive into the history books and start debating pointless but fun arguments over which of our favorite Celtics were better than the rest. You are going to rank the top Celtics from 1 to 23 (or whenever we decide to stop).

The pool of players I've chosen is the retired numbers list plus the current Big 3 (Pierce, KG, and Allen). I excluded coaches, owners, Rondo (too early), and Antoine (just because). If anyone feels like I've missed someone important, please feel free to tell me in the comments and I'd be happy to update.

For now, let us start at the top. Who's the best Celtic ever? For brevity purposes, I'm including only a select few.

See the full list after the break.

00 Robert Parish
3 Dennis Johnson
5 Kevin Garnett
6 Bill Russell
10 JoJo White
14 Bob Cousy
15 Tom Heinsohn
16 Tom Sanders
17 John Havlicek
LOSCY Jim Loscutoff
18 Dave Cowens
19 Don Nelson
20 Ray Allen
21 Bill Sharman
22 Ed Macauley
23 Frank Ramsey
24 Sam Jones
25 KC Jones
31 Cedric Maxwell
32 Kevin McHale
33 Larry Bird
34 Paul Pierce
35 Reggie Lewis