Pierce a better offensive player than Bird, says Parish

Monday, 12 Feb, 2018

Speaking with a group of local media Parish went on to say, "I just think that Paul was more creative".

On Saturday, a day before the Celtics plan to raise No. 34 to the rafters, they heard Parish dub Pierce the Celtics' best offensive player ever. "I think Havlicek, Larry and Paul were probably the best offensive players that the Celtics ever had".

Pierce averaged 21.8 points, six rebounds and 3.9 assists per game in 15 seasons with Boston.

LeBron James finished with 24 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists.

Kyrie Irving posted 18 points and five assists in his third game against his old team.

Havlicek, who played his entire career (1962-1978) with the Celtics, is the team's all-time leading scorer, followed by Pierce and Bird.

It's certainly an interesting opinion to see Pierce as the best of the bunch, considering Bird is one of the greatest players in the history of the league, let alone the Celtics.

Veteran Boston sportswriter Bob Ryan had a different view of Parish's thoughts. "Pierce a better pure scorer".

Paul Pierce's jersey retirement brought a number of Boston Celtics legends back to the city this weekend.