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Almost three years ago to the, um, year, Deadspin's Will Leitch set out to salute the most outstanding blogs for each NBA team. He called it "Blogdom's Best." So cute. But a lot has changed in the last few years — Ballhype, Blog World, RSS feeds! — so we here at Ball Don't Lie have decided to take a second look. Today: the best Boston Celtics blogs, yo.

This isn't a dig, we swear, but did you know that the Boston Celtics won the NBA championship last June? 

It still feels a bit odd, doesn't it? Not because Boston had been in the doldrums for so long — plenty of teams have gone 22 years without a ring — but because they went from also-rans (to put it mildly) to the top of the heap so fast. We're still getting used to the fact that KG is a Celtic to begin with, without even getting into championship territory.

All of that is in spite of the fine job these sites (and many others, check out this blogroll) do in covering the C's.

(Special nod to Perk Is a Beast, mainly for getting Brian Scalabrine to confirm that, yes, "Perk is a beast.")

3. Celtics 17 — It may not get as much play as other Celtics blogs, and whittling this down to a top three was incredibly tough, but I dig this blog. The analysis is too good to pass it over. Loy’s Place is a close fourth.

2. Red's ArmyIt's only been around since June of 2007, but the site is an engaging read.

(OK, it turns out that this Army has been chugging along since December of 2005, I could have sworn I was reading it before last summer so that makes sense, but they did call me "Mr. Skeets" in a post today, so that sort of evens it out. It's "Sir Skeets," if anything.)

1. CelticsBlog — One of the best, period. Best put-together, best analysis, best linkage, best fan community, best takes on the league, an absolute stud in the blogging game. Jeff knows what he's doing.

If you would like to nominate a specific team blog for selection, let us know right here.

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