1957-1969: When the Boston Celtics left for the NBA

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Of the entire history of N.B.Ano team has dominated the championship like the Celtics in the 1960s. The franchise of Boston was simply unmatched and collected titles at breakneck speed, allowing them to be, to this day, the most successful team in the history of N.B.Aat par lakers with 17 titles. During this period, the Celtics he will collect the successes, and leave his mark on the N.B.A.

An indisputable hegemony

During the 1956-57 season, Boston won his first title at the end of the suspense, after extra time in game 7 of the final against the Falcons. This success would be foundational for the franchise, which would win the final again two years later, with an unassailable score of 4 wins to 0 against the lakers. Between 1959 and 1966, the team of Boston will win the N.B.A 8 times in a row, which is still a US record, all sports combined. The franchise coached by Auerbach red we will see many talented players, such as Bob Cousywho participated in 13 All-Star Games in his career, Bill Russell and his 5 MVP titles of the season, or even Tom Heinsohn i Sam Jonesamong others.

Unmatched performance?

In 1967, the series of titles in N.B.A from Celtics stops, but the franchise of Boston he would win two more titles the following two seasons, bringing the total to 11 titles in the space of 13 seasons. Participating in 11 franchise wins, including the last two as a player-coach, Bill Russell remains the most decorated player in American League history for this player, just ahead of his teammate Sam Jones and his 10 wins. That record seems unmatched today, and it seems impossible for any franchise to dominate in the future N.B.A like the Celtics in the 1960s.

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