Robert Parish had front row seats to Larry Bird’s greatness on some all-time great Celtics title teams, but when asked who was the better offensive player between Bird or Paul Pierce, the Chief surprisingly gave the nod to Pierce.
“I just feel like Paul was more creative. He was the better scorer than say Larry or John Havlicek. I think Havlicek and Larry and Paul were probably the best offensive players that the Celtics ever had.
I think Paul tops that list, in my opinion.”
That Parish would side with Pierce over a guy he won 4 titles with will surprise many, especially longtime Celtic fans who consider Bird among the city’s canonized sports saints. Regardless, Parish has spoken.
Robert Parish explains why he thinks Paul Pierce was a better offensive player than Larry Bird. pic.twitter.com/YFnLQZl4o1
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) February 10, 2018