Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Kevin Garnett vs. "The Logo" and Paul Pierce vs. "The Round Mound of Rebound"

A couple Celtics are about to achieve some major milestones.  Kevin Garnett (25,184) needs just 9 more points to pass Jerry West (25,192) for 15th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.  It's definitely a pretty big deal to eclipse the guy who the league modeled their logo after.

Look at those "ups" from Dino Radja!
Not to be outdone, Paul Pierce (23,748) is on the verge of something special as well.  He's only 10 points away from moving ahead of Charles Barkley (23,757) for the 20th spot on that same list.  "Sir Charles" is known for being possibly the greatest player never to win a championship (sorry Karl Malone, you were boring and wouldn't have been able to do what you did without John Stockton feeding you for all those years), and twenty years ago was my favorite non-Celtic player.  I loved watching him on the 1992 "DreamTeam," and his #34 Suns jersey was the first one I ever owned.

While it would be really cool to see KG and the Captain accomplish both these feats in the same game, it looks as though Doc Rivers may give Pierce a rest tonight in Charlotte.  Read about it in my post for Celtics Life, and then go check out my Celtics vs. Bobcats game preview for CLNS Radio.


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