Boston Celtics: Championship Rings

Story snapshot: Ring of truth

June, 11, 2011
6/11/11
10:26
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As part of ESPN's championship ring series, former Celtics legend John Havlicek talks about his eight world titles -- but only boasts five championship rings for his efforts (be sure to check out the ESPN Dallas feature on Rick Carlisle as well, for a Celtics hook):

http://espn.go.com/boston/

A good ring to it

June, 6, 2011
6/06/11
2:34
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The folks at Hoopism posted the following and we'll let them tell the story: "Robb Harskamp and Milton Un collaborated on this awesome visual history of every championship ring laid out by team. We love how quickly this visualization tells the story of which teams have won championships, how many they have won, and when they won them." Below is a snapshot of the Celtics' 17 rings (with the first of the Lakers' batch on line three). Interesting to note how the Celtics really have only had six different designs of rings and how vividly No. 17 stands out:

NBA championship rings by team

(h/t: The Basketball Jones)

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jeff Green
PTS AST STL MIN
16.9 1.7 0.7 34.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsR. Rondo 9.8
StealsR. Rondo 1.3
BlocksB. Bass 0.9