WEEI – The moment was finally here, and the folks who run the Garden in-game operations rose to the occasion. There was a video, of course, honoring Paul Pierce as he passed Larry Bird for second place on the Celtics’ all-time scoring list. There was a long, lusty ovation from the crowd that has watched Pierce grow up from a talented and temperamental individual to the steady and reliable rock of the franchise.
Good for PP34. Pierce grinded it out through some tough years here in Boston until Danny Ainge finally surrounded him with the supporting cast he needed to bring home a Championship. The Truth has cemented himself as a Boston sports legend, rising past the legendary Larry Bird on the C’s all time scoring list.