Gorman: With game on the line, I'll take Paul over Bird

Gorman: With game on the line, I'll take Paul over Bird
February 14, 2012, 9:49 pm
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Mike Gorman has been on the job since 1979 and seen 'em all, from one Big Three to another.

And with the game on the line, he'd prefer to see Paul Pierce -- and not Larry Bird -- taking the last shot.

I just would probably want the ball in Paul Pierces hands at the end of a game if I could pick one player that I needed to get points on the board from," Gorman, the Celtics' television play-by-play announcer for the last 33 years, told Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram. "I know that sounds like heresy to a lot of people, given all the great clutch shots that Larry made, but Paul has made his share of clutch shots, too.

"Where Larry, well deserved, always got a ton of credit, I never thought Paul got anywhere near as much credit as he should have gotten."