Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics' Greatest Player from Each Decade

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Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics' Greatest Player from Each Decade
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The Boston Celtics are one of the most storied franchises in NBA history.  During the team’s 64 years in existence, the Green have amassed a staggering 17 championships, while seeing over 20 players and coaches garner induction into the NBA Hall of Fame.

But while the Celtics compete against the other teams in the league for supremacy, how do the individual players stack up against one another?  As opposed to ranking the best overall players throughout the team’s history, let’s look at it by decade this time around. 

Some choices will be obvious, but the 40’s, for example, occurred well before the Celtics were the dominant championship machine they were in the 1960’s.  The 1990’s were largely forgettable, so no one really deserves to be known as the best player of that decade, but we’ll find a way to hand it out to someone.

Here are the greatest players from each decade in Celtics’ history.

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