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Boston Celtics MVP Award Winners

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Name all of the Boston Celtics players who have won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award?

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The NBA’s MVP award was first awarded in 1956. Since then 4 Celtics players have won the MVP award 10 times. They are:

  • 1957 – Bob Cousy
  • 1958 – Bill Russell
  • 1961 – Bill Russell
  • 1962 – Bill Russell
  • 1963 – Bill Russell
  • 1965 – Bill Russell
  • 1973 – Dave Cowens
  • 1984 – Larry Bird
  • 1985 – Larry Bird
  • 1986 – Larry Bird

Play for Three Professional Teams in the Same City

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Who is the only professional athlete to play for three teams in the same city?

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Picture of a BaseballGene Conley played 11 years of major league baseball, one with the Boston Braves (1952), and three with the Boston Red Sox (1961-1963). The rest of his baseball career was with the Milwaukee Braves (1954–1958) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1959–1960). Conley was a pitcher who amassed a 91-96 record. He was a four-time all-star (1954, 1955, 1959 (first game), 1959 (second game)) and a member of the 1957 World Series Champion Milwaukee Braves.

Picture of a BasketballConley’s third Boston team was with the Boston Celtics (1952–1953 and 1958–1961). He also played in for the Washington Tapers (ABA: 1961–1962), New York Knicks (NBA: 1962–1964) and the Hartford Capitols (Eastern Professional Basketball League: 1966–1968). While with the Celtics, Conley was a member three Celtics Championship teams (1959–1961).

First to Win NBA Championship 3 or More Times in a Row

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What NBA team was the first to win the NBA finals 3 or more years in a row?

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The Minneapolis Lakers (now the LA Lakers) were the first to win 3 or more NBA championships in a row. They did it in 1951/52, 1952/53, and 1953/54. Of course, the kings of winning multiple NBA championships in a row are the Boston Celtics. They won 8 in a row starting with the 1958/59 season and ending with the 1965/66 season.

Boston Celtics First Championship

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When did the Boston Celtics win their first NBA championship?

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The Boston Celtics won their first NBA championship in 1957 defeating the St. Louis Hawks four games to three.

Best Celtics Record

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What was the Boston Celtics best record ever?

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The Boston Celtics went 68-14 in the 1972/1973 season. They went on to lose to the New York Knicks in the Conference Finals.

Most Consecutive Championships

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Of the 4 major North American Sports (baseball, basketball, football, and hockey), what sports team has won the most consecutive championships?

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The crown for the most consecutive championships goes to basketball’s Boston Celtics, who won 8 championships in a row from from 1959 to 1966. The crown for the 2nd most consecutive championships goes to 2 teams – baseball’s New York Yankees with 5 World Series Championships from 1949 to 1953, and the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League who had 5 consecutive Grey Cup Championships from 1978 to 1982.

Player with Most NBA Championships

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What player has the most NBA championship rings?

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Bill Russell holds the record with a total of 11 championship rings acquired with the Boston Celtics over a 13-year career spanning 1956 through 1969.  He earned his rings in 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, and 1969. The runner-up is his former teammate Sam Jones, who was part of 10 championship teams.