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The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The team was founded in 1946 and is one of the oldest and most successful franchises in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics have won a total of 17 NBA championships, the most in the league's history, with their most recent championship coming in 2008.
The team has a storied history and has featured many legendary players over the years, including Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, Kevin McHale, and Paul Pierce, among others. The Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden in Boston, and are known for their signature green and white uniforms and leprechaun mascot.