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Post by Ktronic1 on Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:36 pm

https://www.celticsblog.com/2018/8/7/17660030/maxwell-best-celtics-player-of-all-time-is-not-larry-bird-or-bill-russell-podcast-kevin-garnett-nbae
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Post by wideclyde on Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:05 pm

As much as I loved both Russell and Bird, Maxwell may have a good point.

Garnett was an electric performer beginning first with his leadership, but he had really great skills on both ends of the court as well.

The only thing that I could see keeping Garnett behind both Russell and Bird in the minds of many Celtics fans was the short duration of his time in Boston.

Pretty nice top three, huh?

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Post by kdp59 on Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:12 pm

I think he's back to eating too much cornbread myself.
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Re: Maxwell claps back on the greatest Celtic

Post by beat on Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:43 pm

I’d put a few ahead of Garnett

Russ, Sam, Cousy, Hondo, Cowens, Bird and maybe McHale and Pierce too.

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Post by gyso on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:39 pm

Maxwell's silver hammer came down on his head one to many times.

No

No, just no.

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Post by mrkleen09 on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:51 pm

beat wrote:I’d put a few ahead of Garnett

Russ, Sam, Cousy, Hondo, Cowens, Bird and maybe McHale and Pierce too.

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100%.

Love KG. Not the best Celtic under any circumstances.
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Post by KyleCleric on Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:25 am

I'm going with he's trolling. Otherwise ...

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Post by cowens/oldschool on Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:55 am

KG didn’t have the offensive clutch skills of Larry Legend or Pierce, but Cornbread makes some valid points....I just wish we could have gotten KG at 25. We are just so blessed to have the 2 J’s at wing, makes up for Len Bias.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:58 am

Perk made KG’s life much easier in the paint, was great to watch that defense dominate and dismantle teams....
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Re: Maxwell claps back on the greatest Celtic

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:57 pm

Max has no love for Bird, that is a well known fact. Could it have been all the accolades that were showered on Bird from the minute he started? Could it have been Bird's relationship with Red? We all know Max had a real parting of the ways with Red in l985/86, when he got traded to Clippers for Walton, who helped the team win a title and he won 6th man of the year trophy? Was it the way that trade went down with the blessing of Bird?

As far as Russell is concerned, he is just so out on an island here it is ridiculous. I loved KG, but he was here for 6 years, was adored by all who watched him, but, he won one title, period. ONE VS 11.

There are times when Max goes off on a tangent and talks like he is a bb genius. Sorry Max, you will eat these words as far as I am concerned. Ask your sidekick, Grande, I bet he will tell you you are wrong.

Don't get me wrong, KG was a great addition to this team but, really??????????????????
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Post by Shamrock1000 on Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:22 pm

Agree with most of the posters here - no way KG is above Russell or Bird. Honestly, I feel that Pierce was the most essential of that era. For all his ferocious expressions and chest pounding, KG didn't seem to want the ball at the end of close games. In contrast, Pierce and Bird never had any doubt they should be taking those big shots.

I guess I can see Max's point if he is considering early 2000's KG - that player was a force - but I would still take Bird and Russell

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Post by Ktronic1 on Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:55 pm

Max is pretty spot on most of the time. This time not so much. Its Russell Bird Pierce Sam Hondo and KG. IMHO...
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Post by mrkleen09 on Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:57 pm

In spite of playing the first few years as a 6th man and nearly always defering to Larry Bird, Kevin McHale actually has favorable stats compared to Kevin Garnett

http://www.landofbasketball.com/player_comparison/kevin_garnett_vs_kevin_mchale.htm

A big framed photo of KG sits on my wall and has a big place in my heart. But he isnt even top 10 in Celtics history IMO.



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Post by beat on Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:22 pm

mrkleen09 wrote:In spite of playing the first few years as a 6th man and nearly always defering to Larry Bird, Kevin McHale actually has favorable stats compared to Kevin Garnett

http://www.landofbasketball.com/player_comparison/kevin_garnett_vs_kevin_mchale.htm

A big framed photo of KG sits on my wall and has a big place in my heart.  But he isnt even top 10 in Celtics history IMO.




And McHale played with a broken foot too.

Before I listed 8 players that were better Celtics. IMHO....If I was to try to come up with 2 more I might chose From among KC, DJ, Heinsohn.

Now if he’d played 2-3 more years here yeah maybe..... or got another ring perhaps.

But as it is no he’s far from the best Celtic players of all time.

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Re: Maxwell claps back on the greatest Celtic

Post by bobheckler on Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:56 am

I love KG, I wanted to have his lovechild, but better than the man who lead a team, in a team sport, to 11 Championships in 13 years?  Better than the Greatest Sports Winner in any sport in any country of All Time?

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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:16 am

one heck of a trip Bob. Hope it is all you wanted it to be, We miss you here on line, but before you know it it will be basketball season. Travel safe my friend

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Post by bobheckler on Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:33 am

RosalieTCeltics wrote:one heck of a trip Bob.  Hope it is all you wanted it to be,  We miss you here on line, but before you know it it will be basketball season. Travel safe my friend

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