|Posted by shawn cassidy on March 14, 2013 at 5:30 AM|
Pierce was fresh after his controversial night off, and while the Celtics were busy blowing out the Raptors Wednesday night. Paul Pierce, and his running mate KG were busy climbing the NBA scoring ladder. Both players have been apart of so many great moments in the past six years. They've shared all-star games together, and they won a NBA title together. So why not share another great moment together. For me I've always noticed, and I could be wrong. But I always thought KG, and Pierce had a different bond. Ray always seemed like the odd man out. Although no rumors ever came out about any big issues between the trio, I just always thought a connection was highly visible between KG, and Paul.
Paul Pierce inched past Charles Barkley for 20th all-time on the league's scoring list. Early in the second quarter, Garnett put in a short bank shot, and surpassed Jerry West for 15th all-time on the NBA's career scoring list.
"Paul and I have history and it's only right that we come in here and we make history together," Garnett said. "Thirteen, 14 [years old], tearing up his mom's living room, breaking vases, almost getting our [butts] whooped. Paul, first time I ever experienced Crenshaw on a Sunday -- for you all that don't know Crenshaw on a Sunday, Crenshaw on a Sunday is a big deal -- taking me out, being 15, 16 years old. Then finally being able to follow our dreams -- McDonald's [All-American game], having some duration together, trying to go to the same school, obviously going different paths, and then finally meeting up here in Boston, winning the championship, doing the things we've been doing since we've been here.
"Twenty-thousand points, now we're surpassing people we grew up mimicking and obviously idolizing. It's special. It's special to do it with a personal friend. Not just a teammate, but a real friend -- someone that knows you, knows your family, knows where you come from and vice versa, knows the things that motivates you and pushes you. I always tell people I have the greatest seat in the house watching one of the best players in NBA history put the ball in the basket every night. It's special to be able to do it with him."
The dynamics of destiny. It seems like these two guys were destined to play with each other. It's been amazing watching both of these guys go out almost every night, and compete hard .I like to imagine both guys just playing in a gym at 50. KG barking, and Paul pulling off an awkward flip shot for an and 1.
"Kevin could accomplish everything that he ever wanted to do, because he has that will, that determination. For him to be where he's at is pretty remarkable because it’s more than just scoring. He’s tops in so many other categories. It’s unbelievable. He’s a once-in-a-generation player. Not a lot of people get a chance to play with those types of players, and I’m fortunate that I’ve been able to play with him these last five or six years. It’s been an honor to watch him every single day, how he prepares, how he comes to work every day, his approach, it’s something we can all learn from."
Added Rivers: "When you pass a Barkley and a West, those names, that's pretty impressive. I mean, Kevin just passed The Logo. When you think of it in those terms, it's pretty remarkable what he's doing."
These two guys continue to prove their point. They continue to bulk up their hall of fame resumes. What more can they do.