Top 10 Unsung Heroes of the Boston Celtics' 17 Championships

Frances White@WestEndGirl62Analyst IISeptember 11, 2009

Top 10 Unsung Heroes of the Boston Celtics' 17 Championships

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15:  A general view of the replica championship trophy before Game Five of the 2008 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics on June 15, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User e

1. Arnie Risen-The Other Big Man for the First Celtic Championship

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    BOSTON - JUNE 17:  A Boston Celtics flag is on the court after the Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 17, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and a

2. Eugene Michael Guarilia -Had key defensive stop to secure championship in game seven.

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    SAN ANTONIO - MARCH 17: Sam Ward of San Antonio, Texas wears a shamrock hat with a Spurs logo before a game with the  Boston Celtics at AT&T Center March 17, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downlo

3. Gene Conley: The only Boston Celtic to play for Boston Red Sox after winning a Championship

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    BOSTON - JUNE 08:  Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling sits courtside at Game Two of the 2008 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics on June 8, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly

4. Clyde Lovellette-First player to win NCAA, Olympic, and NBA Title

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    BOSTON - MAY 20:  The Boston Celtics mascots 'Lucky' performs before taking on the Detroit Pistons during Game One of the 2008 NBA Eastern Conference finals at the TD Banknorth Garden on May 20, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly

5. Willie Naulls-Part of Historic First in NBA

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    SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 18:  The NBA logo after a game between the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 18, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER

6. Glen MacDonald-95 Seconds of Fame

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    SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 22:  A detail shot of the Playoffs logo in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at the AT&T Center on April 22, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas.  Th

7. Sam Vincent- Played with two greats in their hey-day

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    BOSTON - JANUARY 12: Interior view of the Fleet Center, home of the Boston Bruins taken on January 12, 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by: Brian Babineau/Getty Images)

8. Sam Jones

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  The Bill Russell MVP trophy is shown as Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks to the media after the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Flori

9. Thomas Thacker-Three Time Champion One Time Boston Celtic

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    BOSTON - MAY 28:  The Boston Celtics mascot, 'Lucky' dunks the ball after receiving it from Tedy Bruschi of the New England Patriots during a break in play against the Detroit Pistons during Game Five of the Eastern Conference finals during the 2008 NBA P

10. Brian Scalabrine-If only for his Final Quotes After the Celtics won banner 17

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    BOSTON - MAY 17:  Glen Davis #11, Brian Scalabrine #44 and Stephon Marbury #8 of the Boston Celtics watch from the bench as  the Orlando Magic win Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 1
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