The History Of The Legenday Boston Celtics And The Start Of Their First NBA Dynasty


Posted by omeditors | Posted in NBA History | Posted on 14-09-2015

The National Basketball Associations is the top men’s league on the face of the earth. No other league in any nation on the planet can compare to the talent and pageantry of the NBA. The National Basketball Association has a legacy and history built on a foundation of granite which is one thing that makes it the greatest basketball league on earth besides having the greatest talent on earth. A key part of the National Basketball Association’s initial and continued success are the dynasty teams. A few teams might come to mind when the term dynasty team is used. The Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and the very first legacy, the Lakers. The most famous dynasty team during the early part of the National Basketball Association’s existence was the Boston Celtics.

The Boston Celtics were one of the very first teams established by the new NBA, and the Celtics still remain in Boston despite all of the moves other teams make. Bill Russell was a rookie center that joined the Boston Celtics in in 1957. Bill was a nearly unrivaled center, and seemed to have almost limitless talent. Bill was paired up with another all star named Bob Cousey that played guard for the Celtics, and both were coached by the legendary Red Auerbach, and Red, Bill and Bob were surrounded by an outstanding batch of talent. This outstanding group of supporting players, center Bill Russell, point guard Bob Cousey and Celtic’s coach Red Auerbach seemed to be perfect recipe for greatness. That group of men led by Russel, Auerbach and Cousey won the Celtics 11 National Basketball Association championships, and they, along with the entire Boston Celtic’s franchise were considered the gold standard in basketball. The Celtics dominated the 1960s. They won eight straight championships starting in 1959 and ending in 1966. This championship wining streak is the longest in NBA history, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be broken anytime soon either. Although they didn’t win the championship in 1967, they did regain the title in 1968, and the Celtics won the NBA championship again in 1969. That means for the entire decade of the 1960s the Boston Celtics dominated the NBA by winning 9 out of 10 titles for the decade.

The Celtics, specifically Bill Russell, encountered a lot of resistance though, and they did have competition. During the Boston Celtic’s reign of glory a legend by the name of Wilt Chamberlain made his debut in 1959, and he joined the Golden State Warriors franchise. Chamberlain set several records including scoring 100 points in a single game, and he also set a rebound record with 55 rebounds in a single game.

Another legendary team that is still around today is the Atlanta Hawks, and they were formerly owned by Bruce Levenson. Levenson has become famous in his own right for a number things including owning one the NBA’s original teams, and then he sold the team which netted him the biggest buy low and sell high profits ever for the trade of an entire team.