Dan Patrick on Pierce: One of the greatest Celtics of all-time
Wed, 2 May 2012|
Dan Patrick discusses Paul Pierce's performance in Game 2 vs. the Hawks and explains how Pierce doesn't get the respect he deserves as one of the all-time greats.
Celtics without Rondo beat the Hawks. I love this kid Bradley and he goes. He's he's one of the fastest players in the game in Paul Pierce. Paul Pierce because he plays for the Celtics I think that you you don't lump him in. You forget about Paul Pierce when you're talking about the great players in history. But he's supported the Big Three now bird was so so good he emerge but. He emerged for a variety of reasons she had McHale and parish are hall of famers. Dennis Johnson a hall of Famer he also had ancient there. But with Paul Pierce you sort of lumped him in KG and Ray Allen in its not fair to Paul Pierce. Paul Pierce. Took over but it one point I think in the last eleven minutes he outscored the Hawks. Any he wasn't even the best player on his college team. They weren't. Who's a left handed down did seven footer. -- I remember that Kirk for Kirk current snow and I don't know Brad Raef LaFrentz yet race was okay I'm close to transpose that at Kirkwood France. -- LaFrentz never he was supposed to be their star seven footer. Left handed -- Raef LaFrentz out of fastball averaged ten points six rebounds a game again. But Paul Pierce in and you realize just how good he was and how good he is in he belongs up there. If you're gonna mention the great -- Russell was always going to be number one. Because he won all those championships. He won eleven. Now he had great teams around him but I always. I I sort of laugh and that 19 year old we had a great team around him a lot of those guys weren't necessarily great players. They were great teammates. Paul Pierce. Didn't always have great teammates. Then he gets KG. It's almost like John Elway you know you need that help somewhere somehow -- somebody well he turned out to be his Terrel Davis and then you throw in Ray Allen. Then they had some use. And I think that Paul Pierce I hope history is kind best history in Boston is kind of Paul Pierce. Because it he's on the short list there of great Celtics of all time and winning a championship is -- Go to guy clutch guy and you sold again last night can almost look at pierce and Colby and how they do it every single night and you talked to a score. They have to do it every single night. Every single night you're counted on you gotta put you gotta give -- twenty Tony fun got to. -- stayed with one team your whole career. Pretty amazing never is a couple years ago -- to detonate the Big Three and I thought the same time. That you've gotten everything you can get out of them. But the reason why I say that is because I watch the Celtics would bird McHale and parish. They thought they had Reggie Williams they thought they had Len Bias they had the next wave the next generation well. Those two players died. And then you were stuck with bird McHale -- who got told right before your very irons that Paul Pierce last night Kobe Bryant last night. That's why we watch the game.