The Boston Celtics have won 17 championships, most recently beating the LA Lakers in the 2008 NBA finals in 6 games.

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Boston Celtics versus Los Angeles Lakers comparison chart
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Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
Conference Eastern conference Western conference
Division Atlantic division Pacific division
Founded 1946 1946
Arena TD Banknorth Garden Staples Center
City Boston, Massachusetts Los Angeles, California
Team colors Green, White, Black and Gold Purple, Gold and White
Owner Boston Basketball Partners Jerry Buss family trust
History Boston Celtics (1946 - present) Detroit Gems (1946-1947); Minneapolis Lakers (1947-1960); Los Angeles Lakers (1960-present)
Head coach Brad Stevens Vacant
Championships 17 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008) 17 (1948(NBL), 1949(BAA), 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002,2009,2010)
General manager Danny Ainge Mitch Kupchak
Conference titles 21 (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2008, 2010) 32 (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Division titles 30 (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2005, 2008,2009,2010, 2011,2012) 23 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Website www.celtics.com www.lakers.com
Leagues they were members of BAA (1946-49); NBA (1949-2012) NBL (1946-48); BAA (1948-49); NBA (1949-present)
D-League affiliates Maine Red Claws Los Angeles D-Fenders
Playoff appearances BAA: 1 of 3 seasons; NBA: 49 of 63 seasons; TOTAL: 50 of 66 seasons NBL: 1 of 2 seasons; BAA: 1 of 1 season; NBA: 58 of 63 seasons; TOTAL: 60 of 66 seasons
Total wins and loses wins-2909. loses-1994 wins-2955. loses-1837
Retired numbers 21 (00, 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, LOSCY, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 31, 32, 33, 35, MIC) 9 (13, 22, 25, 32, 33, 42, 44, 52, MIC)

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