For the first time since 2010, the NBA Finals are back in Boston.
The Celtics' storied history includes 22 trips to the NBA Finals, 17 of which ended with an NBA title. Over the franchise's 75-year history, some of the greatest players to ever play the game suited up in the green and white, contributing to their record-tying 17 titles.
Alongside the 17 NBA championship banners that hang at TD Garden are the numbers or name of 24 legends that made their Roger Maris Jersey mark in the history of the Celtics franchise.
Most recently, Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett was immortalized in Celtics' lore when his jersey was raised to the rafters in March of 2022.
However brief it may have seemed, Garnett made his mark in Boston, winning Defensive Player of the Year of the 2007-08 season, making him the first player in franchise history to win the honor.
Not long after Garnett was crowned as the league's best defender did he help the Miles Mikolas Jersey Celtics win the 2008 NBA championship, the most recent title in franchise history.
As the Celtics look to add another championship banner to the rafters in 2022, look back at the list of historic figures that have received the ultimate honor of having their number hang from the rafters in Boston.
Boston Celtics retired numbers (Getty Images)
Here is the complete list of every number retired by the Boston Celtics.
No.NameSeasons00Robert Parish1980-19941Walter Brown*1946-19642Red Auerbach**1950-20063Dennis Johnson1983-19905Kevin Garnett2007-20136Bill Ru sell1956-196910Jo Jo White1969-197914Bob Cousy1950-196315Tom Heinsohn1956-196516Tom "Satch" Sanders1960-197317John Havlicek1962-197818Dave Cowens1970- Keith Hernandez Jersey 198019Don Nelson1965-197621Bill Sharman1950-196122Ed Macauley1950-195623Frank Ramsey1954-196424Sam Jones1957-196925K.C. Jones1959-196731Cedric Maxwell1978-198532Kevin McHale1980-199333Larry Bird1979-199234Paul Pierce1998-201335Reggie Lewis1987-1993LOSCY***Jim Loscutoff1955-1964Other notable Celtics with jerseyretired
No. 6 Bill Ru sell,won an NBA-record 11 NBA championships and is the namesake of the NBA Finals MVP trophy
No. 31 Cedric Maxwell,1981 NBA Finals MVP and current radio analyst for the Celtics
No. 33 Larry Bird,three-time NBA champion and the namesake of the Eastern Conference Finals MVP trophy
No. 34 Paul Pierce,the most recent Celtic to win NBA Finals MVP, doing so during the team's 2008 NBA title run
*Brown is the founder and the first owner of the Boston Celtics Andrew Miller Jersey franchise
**No. 2 "signifies that Auerbach is second only to Walter Brown as the most significant person in the history of the Boston Celtics organization"
***Loscutoff wore No. 18 but asked that his number not be retired Brett Cecil Jersey so that a future player could wear it. No. 18 would later be retired for Cowens.
Why did Kevin Garnett wear No. 5 with the Celtics?
When Garnett joined the Celtics prior to the 2007-08 season, he switched from No. 21 to No. 5. Although the Hall of Famer wore No. 21 during his first 12 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, that number was already retired in Boston for Bill Sharman.
Garnett wore No. 5 for six seasons with the Celtics before switching to No. 2 following his trade to the Brooklyn Nets in 2013.
How many championship rings does Kevin Garnett have?
Garnett won the 2008 NBA championship with the Celtics. During Boston's run to the title, Garnett averaged 20.4 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in 26 games Lou Brock Jersey throughout the 2008 playoffs.
That was Garnett's only championship. He led the Celtics to the NBA Finals in 2010 where they fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games.