With more miles added to their veteran's legs and all the talk about the new "Big Three" in Miami it seemed this off-season that people had somewhat forgotten what a power the Boston Celtics had become in the Eastern Conference.
Well with their play so far this year it looks like we have all been reminded. Led by MVP candidate Rajon Rondo the Celtics once again look like a team that has been to two NBA championships in the past three seasons.
To date they are an Eastern Conference best 36-11and look primed to defend their throne as the beasts of the east. If anything the Celtics may actually be getting stronger as the season progresses with the health of several key role players improving.
Almost every NBA fan is hoping for the clash of the titans between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat with a trip to the 2011 NBA Finals on the line.
Whether it be that highly anticipated matchup, or a showdown with the Orlando Magic or up and coming Chicago Bulls it really will not matter in the end.
Here are ten reasons why no matter who they face the Boston Celtics will come out on top and take their third Eastern Conference championship since 2008.