Rafter Heaven

A Short History of the Boston Celtics Banners that symbolize basketball excellence. This article describes the evolution of the famous flags – and sets the record straight about the chronology of the franchise’s retired numbers.

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Note: Updated in March 2022 after the retirement of Kevin Garnett’s #5.