Celtics Players You Should Know About

By: Colleen B
Posted: January 25, 2019

I’m still in college- I’m, working toward graduating in May with an elementary education and political science degree PLUS a Massachusetts State K-6 Educator License and a Sheltered English Immersion endorsement from the state. Right now, I student teach in Boston Public Schools as part of my license requirement. 

Long story short, I have a daily Celtics trivia calendar that I keep at my 5th grade classroom desk. I have a few students who wander over just to check the calendar and read the trivia fact or question of the day. Today’s fact involved Bill Russell and some stats from his 1963-64 season with the C’s. I would tell you exactly what it said, but I let one of the students keep the page.

Many of the students know a lot about the current Celtics, especially Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum- seeing how widely they are covered in the media. However, when it comes to the older trivia facts and questions, they don’t know a lot of the player’s names. So today’s article is another addition into my Celtics notebook:

Important Celtics Figures You Should Know About

Top 5:

William “Bill” Russell #6

What to Know: played from 1956-1969, Center, Hall of Fame in 1975, 12x All-Star

Larry Bird #33

What to Know:  career 1979- 92, Small/power forward, HOF 1998, 12x All-Star, 11x NBA Champ, 3x NBA Champ

Paul Pierce #34

What to Know: career 1998-2017, small forward/ shooting guard, 10x All-Star, 07/08 NBA Champ

John Havlicek #17

What to Know: career 1962-1978, small forward/ shooting guard, HOF 1984, 13x All-Star,8x NBA Champ

Robert Parish #00

What to Know: career 1976-1997, center, HOF 2003, 9x All-Star, 4x NBA Champ

(Extremely)Honorable Mention:

Kevin McHale

Sam Jones

Bob Cousy

Dave Cowens

Bill Sharman

Ed Macauley

Don Nelson

Source: BasketballReference

Image via Hoops Habit.

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