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The Best Scorer Ever?

RedsArmyAdmin March 10, 2009 Uncategorized 9 Comments on The Best Scorer Ever?

Is Paul Pierce the best scorer in Celtics history?  That's what's being debated on  Globe 10.0.

I've heard Tommy Heinsohn call Pierce that.  I can certainly see the argument.  He's not the shooter Bird was, but he's definitely better going to the hoop.  Interesting debate.

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  • That’s brilliant… I can hear those words coming out of Tommy’s mouth. That might be a direct quote

  • Hrvoje

    Of course he is

  • Jester00

    The greatest Scorer ever for the celtics, Hands downs Bridgeport Ohio’s own “Hondo” how can you gaurd someone that never ever stops moving if there was 3 point line how many points would he have had? shoot or drive he could kill you. Also what about the black-hole, Mchale he has to be in the running I think PP is Top 10 easy, alot of times he was the only guy on the floor who could score if hondo, mchale, bird, or Parrish were the only option how many would they have?

  • PIR

    I’d love to see a statistic comparison of their offensive prowess with league pace during their tenure taken into account. That said, I’d vote yes. I’d take Pierce over Bird in a game of 1×1. Now, if it was horse…

  • 11rings

    Good point Jesteroo, so to me greatest scorer means best at scoring, not necessarily the guy with more ppg. When you absolutely, positively need a bucket, who do you want to shoot it? I haven’t seen much film of Hondo so I wouldn’t be able to say how he ranks in relation to Pierce. But as for Pierce vs. Bird, Pierce isn’t just definitely better at taking it to the hole, he’s far, far better it. No knock on Bird, it’s just that Pierce is so damn good at it. So Pierce > Bird at scoring.

  • double P reppin the B

    The only reason Hondo has so many more points is because he played forever. If pierce has this many points now, imagine how many pts he’d have if his career lasts as long as Hondo’s did

  • CelticBalla32

    I didn’t get a chance to see Bird or Hondo live, but I do think Pierce is a more complete scorer. He is stronger, has unbelievable footwork, better off the dribble, more explosive, and certainly no slouch from the outside… clearly it’s close, and Bird was the better passer with a superior IQ. But when we’re talking about straight up scoring, especially in one-on-one situations, I think Pierce takes the cake as the Celtics’ all-time most complete scorer.

  • nate

    Pierce is a better athlete and a better scorer.. but he’s not a better basketball player than Bird. Don’t know how that makes sense, but it seems to.
    I’d draft Bird before Pierce, but I’d put my money on Pierce in a 1 on 1.

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