I see both sides of the fence. Look at the Red Sox who have really high standards whose number is retired. But who am I to say the likes of Bill Sharman, Frank Ramsey, Don Nelson, Satch Sanders, both Jones ect shouldn’t have had their number retired as I’ve never seen them play. We did go on a historical run during that era with 11 championships in 13 years. So hearing their name and seeing their number helps remind us how important they were to all those championships, and how good they were. It kind of puts the Celtics dominant history in perspective. I’ll use 2 of the latest retired numbers as examples why KG probably should have his retired, Max who played 8 season as a Celtic and DJ who played 7.
This is a little off topic but we might have the beginning of guys getting their numbers retired way into the future in Irving, Brown, and Tatum. Hayward and Horford are longer shots as they are older, but say they play 8 years in green with 2 championships they will have a shot.