As the 2010-11 NBA season nears its end, we may be witnessing the last chance for the Boston Celtics and their Big Four to win an NBA championship.
But how did it come to this?
Well, it all started prior to the 2007-08 NBA season, when the Boston Celtics were able to acquire perennial All-Stars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, to play alongside Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo.
This grouping experienced immediate success, and the result was the Celtics winning the 2008 NBA Finals.
Ever since then, Boston has been a fixture atop the Eastern Conference, winning 62 games in 2008-09 and making another appearance in the NBA Finals in 2009-10.
And currently, with a record of 50-20, Boston is in second place in the East—only one game back from the East-leading Chicago Bulls.
However, after dropping five of their last nine games, things haven't been looking that great for the Celtics of late.
Moreover, their future prospects look even worse.
So here are the 10 reasons why time is running out on the Big Four of the Boston Celtics.