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Boston Celtics Photos - A Championship Tradition

The Celtics have been NBA Champions a record 17 times. Our photographic collection dates all the way back to the 1950s and includes all of the greats: Red Auerbach, Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Sam Jones, Satch Sanders, John Havlicek, Dave Cowens, KC Jones, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parrish, Bill Walton. The list goes on. If you’re a Celtics fan, you’re sure to find a favorite photo here.


Bill Russells Number 6 Being Retired in a private ceremony at the Boston Garden. Also, in photo: Don Nelson, John Havlicek, Red Auerbach, Tom Heinsohn and Don Chaney - March 12, 1972


John Havlicek Guarding Jerry West - Boston Garden - April 30, 1968


Tommy Heinsohn, Bill Russell & Red Auerbach - 1961


Sam Jones, Frank Ramsey & Tommy Heinsohn - celebrate winning first game of 1959 NBA finals - April 1959


1970 Celtics team raises 1969 championship banner


Celtics vs Knicks - including Bill Russell & Willis Reed - April 18, 1969 - Eastern division final - Celtics 106, Knicks 105


Celtics vs. Lakers April 27, 1969; includes Wilt Chamberlain (13), Bill Russell (6), Jerry West leaping, John Havlicek, and Elgin Baylor


Celtics vs. Lakers Dec.1, 1971 Wilt Chamberlain, John Havlicek, JoJo White, and Jerry West


Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Robert Parish 1986


Celtics celebrate 1962 championship


Celtics celebrate 1963 NBA championship


John "Hondo" Havlicek, Celtics vs. Lakers, 1968 NBA finals


Celtic Big Three - Robert Parish, Larry Bird, Kevin Mchale - circa 1986


Bailey Howell - 1968-69 NBA Finals - Boston Garden


Bill Russell, Willis Reed, Don Nelson, Sam Jones - Boston Garden - April 18, 1969


Bailey Howell - 1968-69 NBA Finals

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John Havlicek, Tom "Satch" Sanders, Bill Russell, Bailey Howell and Sam Jones - 1968


Don Nelson - 1968-69 NBA Finals


K.C. Jones - 1965-66 NBA Finals


Sam Jones - 1968-69 NBA Finals


Sam Jones - 1968-69 NBA Finals


Tom "Satch" Sanders - 1968-69 NBA Finals


Celtics vs. New York Knicks - 1969 Eastern Conference Finals

Featured Photos

Bobby Orr &
Gerry Cheevers
March, 1972


Rob Gronkowski
Tight End
New England