RANKED: Every NBA Franchise’s All-Time Starting 5

2. Boston Celtics: Dennis Johnson-John Havlicek-Larry Bird-Kevin McHale-Bill Russell


6th Man: Paul Pierce

DJ gets the slight edge at the lead guard spot over Hall of Famer Bob Cousy based upon level of competition and available footage. The rest of the lineup is mostly chalk. The scoring and playmaking of Havlicek and Bird, coupled with McHale’s low-post ability, makes for a hard matchup against other teams that want to play small-ball. Bill Russell’s All-World paint protection and rebounding makes up for any lack of foot speed at the other spots. Paul Pierce makes the squad by a hair for his clutch shooting and on-ball defense. The All-Time Celtics are an elite team by any standard.