5 NBA legends you forgot played for the Boston Celtics

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Bill Walton #5 of the Boston Celtics. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics have had 37 Hall of Famers play for the franchise at some point during their legacy. Which ones were the most forgettable?

The Boston Celtics are one of the most iconic franchises in sports. They have 17 NBA championships to their name, tied with the Los Angeles Lakers for most all-time. They are only behind the New York Yankees and Montreal Canadiens for most championships in sports. That legacy is appealing to aging legends who might be looking to bank another title.

It hasn’t been as good to be a Celtics fan as of late. They only have one championship this century. The days of Bill Russell and Larry Bird seem long gone, but their legacy remains. They still see some of the greatest in the history of the league come through The Garden (TD Garden for those outside of Boston).

Which NBA legends spent time with the Boston Celtics?

Some of these legends had really memorable years with the Celtics. Those aren’t the ones that will get mentioned here. The players here came to win a championship or help mentor the young stars, but their on-the-court contributions weren’t exactly up to their status. They didn’t have to be bad, but they were more forgettable here than they were in any other situation in their careers.

These legends spent time with the iconic green across their chest, but it didn’t lead to the heights this franchise or these superstars expect. 37 Hall of Famers played for the Celtics. Some of them were built on Celtics green, but others made their names somewhere else and spent a short stint in New England. Here are five players who fall in the latter.

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