#43: Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics is one of the strangest names in the league, and I’d always imagined there was some funny story behind it. As it turns out, it’s just because of the high Irish population in Boston. Sorry for the simple and boring explanation, but hey, at least “Lucky the Leprechaun” is a great mascot.
Etymological queries aside, the Celtics’ place on this list should be no surprise to anyone, as the team with the equal highest number of NBA championships under its belt. Though we would have expected to see a team as talented and important as the Celtics, just a little bit higher.