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Bill Russell, who stymied opposing offenses while leading the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA championship titles, is the franchise’s all-time leader in Win Shares with 163.5 for his career. Among Russell’s many career highlights, the Hall of Fame center was a five-time NBA MVP and 12-time All Star.

CELTICS ALL-TIME TOP FIVE

Bill Russell leads Boston Celtics all-time top five by Win Shares

After Russell, the next biggest contributors to the Celtics by Win Shares are forward Larry Bird (145.8), forward Paul Pierce (138.4), guard John Havlicek (131.7), and center Robert Parish (122.4).

The second team of Celtics legends, as measured by Win Share totals, is led by Kevin McHale (113.0), who played an integral role in Boston’s three NBA titles in the 1980s. He is joined by Sam Jones (92.3), Bob Cousy (91.0), Dave Cowens (83.7) and Bill Sharman (80.9).

UPDATED August 10, 2019

BILL RUSSELL: 1956-69

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Win Shares Per 48 Minutes: .193

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LARRY BIRD: 1979-92

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Win Shares Per 48 Minutes: .203

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PAUL PIERCE: 1998-2013

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Win Shares Per 48 Minutes: .165

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JOHN HAVLICEK: 1962-78

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Win Shares Per 48 Minutes: .136

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ROBERT PARISH: 1980-94

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Win Shares Per 48 Minutes: .168