The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The team was founded in 1946 and has since become one of the most successful franchises in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics have won a total of 17 NBA championships, which is the most by any franchise in the league's history. They have also produced numerous legendary players such as Bill Russell, Larry Bird, and Paul Pierce, among others. The team plays their home games at the TD Garden and is known for their signature green and white uniforms. The Celtics have a rich history and are one of the most recognizable and successful sports franchises in the world.