On this date in 1986 the Celtics won their 16th championship
June 8th, 1986. The Celtics closed out the Rockets in Game 6 at the Boston Garden. The crowd road Ralph Sampson mercilessly, while Larry Bird led the C's to a championship for the third time of his career. That 1986 team many people say were the most talented Celtics team ever and a contender for the GOAT NBA team as well.