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Duranthebest 01-20-2011 06:28 PM

Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtic all-time
 
True story.

mlh1981 01-20-2011 06:30 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtics all-time
 
That's a bold statement, given their history.

Who rounds out your top 5, and who misses the cut?

Duranthebest 01-20-2011 06:34 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtics all-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlh1981
That's a bold statement, given their history.

Who rounds out your top 5, and who misses the cut?


I've seen this topic discussed on different boards multiple times... The consensus top 6 is(in no order), Bird, Russel, Hondo, Cousey, Pierce and McHale. I'd put Pierce over McHale and Cousey based on longevity and career statistics.

MMM 01-20-2011 06:34 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtic all-time
 
Pierce ranks anywhere from 5-8. What bodes well for him is that he is in the top 5 in many of the statistical categories but obviously in Boston players are rated via Championships. So another ring could really help ensure his legacy currently I think I would have him in the all time Celtics starting line up though that doesn't necessarily make you a top 5 Celtic.

Russell
McHale
Bird
Pierce
Cousy

Bench
Cowens
Heinsohn
Hondo
Jones
DJ
Garnett
Jo Jo White

gts 01-20-2011 06:35 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtic all-time
 
probably number 5 maybe four if you want to drop mchale to 5

gts 01-20-2011 06:36 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtic all-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MMM
Pierce ranks anywhere from 5-8. What bodes well for him is that he is in the top 5 in many of the statistical categories but obviously in Boston players are rated via Championships. So another ring could really help ensure his legacy currently I think I would have him in the all time Celtics starting line up though that doesn't necessarily make you a top 5 Celtic.

Russell
McHale
Bird
Pierce
Cousy

Bench
Cowens
Heinsohn
Hondo
Jones
DJ
Garnett
Jo Jo White

no havlicek

BlackWhiteGreen 01-20-2011 06:37 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtic all-time
 
Hmmm

1. Bird
2. Russell
3. Hondo
4. Pierce
5. Cousy

LEFT4DEAD 01-20-2011 06:37 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtics all-time
 
Right now, borderline top 5 I would say. I see him in group of McHale, Parish, Cowens and Cousy fighting for 4th and 5th spot. Russell, Bird and Hondo are locks for me.
IMO opinion, after retirement he will be 4th best Celtic.

steve 01-20-2011 06:37 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtic all-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gts
no havlicek

He's Hondo.

Duranthebest 01-20-2011 06:39 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtic all-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gts
no havlicek



Hondo=havlikek

I don't know why his nickname is Hondo, but I know I use it because it's easier to spell than "Havlikek".

gts 01-20-2011 06:40 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtic all-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by steve
He's Hondo.

yeah i saw that.. i was talking top 5

edit: to me he's a top 5 celtic all time

steve 01-20-2011 06:44 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtic all-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gts
yeah i saw that.. i was talking top 5

edit: to me he's a top 5 celtic all time

Oh yeah, definitely. I'd easily put Cousy, Russell, Havlicek, and Bird ahead of Pierce. I guess there could be a debate once you get past those four, but not with those four.

Meticode 01-20-2011 06:45 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtics all-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlh1981
That's a bold statement, given their history.

Who rounds out your top 5, and who misses the cut?

I don't think it is. Or at least it won't be by the time he retires as long as he stays a Celtic until he retires. He's giong to be #2 guaranteed in Celtic scoring all-time. Possibly #1 if he plays another 5-ish years.

Duranthebest 01-20-2011 06:50 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtics all-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Meticode
I don't think it is. Or at least it won't be by the time he retires as long as he stays a Celtic until he retires. He's giong to be #2 guaranteed in Celtic scoring all-time. Possibly #1 if he plays another 5-ish years.


If Paul Pierce becomes the Celtics # 1 scorer, I'm going to cry for 100 nights.

MMM 01-20-2011 06:51 PM

Re: Paul Pierce is a top 5 Celtic all-time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gts
yeah i saw that.. i was talking top 5

edit: to me he's a top 5 celtic all time


Hondo is in my top 5 but my all time starting line up i think he is a better fit off the bench if that makes sense,, lol

Russell
Bird
Hondo
Cousy
Pierce
McHale


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