What team changed the history of basketball? I think it was definitely the Boston Celtics. I read a book about the Boston Celtics and it changed my whole perspective of basketball. Before I read the book, I thought basketball was just a sport that you play for fun. Now, I think that basketball has a whole new meaning. It is not just about winning, but it’s also the history behind the team that matters. When I read the book about the Boston Celtics, it put me on the edge of my seat when I was reading about all the basketball Greats like Bob Cousy (the cooz), Bill Russell, one of the greatest black basketball players of all time, John Havlecik, and Larry Bird, who changed the game of basketball forever. I admire the Coach Red Aurbach because he had a “never give up attitude”. When his team lost, he just got them back up and they did even better. I truly think that this book is extraordinary.