After the NBA's Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies held earlier today, the leading scorer in Boston Celtics franchise history shared some of his thoughts regarding the man who recently became #2 on that list. Here's what Havlicek (26,395 career points) said about Pierce (24,021), via the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn:
"Well I think he wanted to (stay) but circumstances changed and he was able to sort of give himself another shot (at a championship) so you can't blame him for that. It's like Bill Sharman years ago, left the Celtics and became a Laker of all things. So I wish (Pierce) well and hopes that he gets that ring. That's what free agency does, it doesn't allow you to have that continuity. We never made a trade in 10 years (with the Celtics) and all the people remained the same. It's a lot different today but I wish him well. He's one of the best all-around players and the thing I marveled at was his one-on-one ability. I think he's the best one-on-one player of all Celtics."
I'd have to say I agree with Havlicek on that one; looking at the list of guys who might rank higher than Pierce among all-time Celtic greats, it's hard to say any of them had better one-on-one scoring abilities.
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Mark Van Deusen 9/08/2013 11:52:00 PM Tweet Edit