ESPN boston: Hall of Fame

It's really no surprise that the inaugural class of the ESPN Boston Hall of Fame is dominated by Celtics. With the embarrassment of riches the region has enjoyed over the past decade, it's easy to forget that when it came to winning championships, the Celtics were the only game in town for quite some time. And when you're talking championships, you're talking Bill Russell and Red Auerbach, who both got the ball rolling in a big way in the mid-1950s. Then there's Larry Bird, who rekindled the championship flame in the '80s, earning the nickname Larry Legend. The "legend" tag certainly fits our other two inductees, both no-doubters: Ted Williams, who can still stake claim to being the greatest hitter who ever lived; and Bobby Orr, who arguably was the greatest hockey player who ever lived.