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Re: Vescey on Heinsohn, Pierce
No, he is the best because he sacrifises his body to go to FT line!!!
--- Josh Ozersky <jozersky@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Tommy Heinsohn normally saves his rave reviews for those decked in Celtics
> green. Which makes the imperious broadcaster's pure praise of Artest's
> defense, effort and all-around excellence especially meaningful. At the same
> time, Heinsohn sent me into a fit of Hooping cough when he blasphemously
> decreed, "When it's all said and done, Paul Pierce may very well be Boston's
> best offensive player of all time."
> Really! How so? Because Pierce notched his 10,000th point in five fewer games
> than Bird? Because for the last four seasons he and Antoine Walker took all of
> Boston's shots and wanted more? Because Pierce is apt to hoist up more shots
> each evening than three Celtics starters combined? Because Bird went to work
> for another franchise? Because he had the misfortune to play alongside Kevin
> McHale and Robert Parish as well as Dennis Johnson, Cedric Maxwell, Ainge,
> Bill Walton and Gerald Henderson? Because Bird made the mistake of sharing the
> ball with accomplished teammates and winning championships?
> Then again, Heinsohn's probably right. Yo, Tommy, hand me a Magic Marker, will
> ya? Let's cross out the "33" that's on the banner hanging from the ceiling and
> change it to "34." "
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