So instead of rehashing the Super Bowl yet again, or a recap of the Giants parade yesterday, I decided to skip both and head over to the Garden.
Last night after work, I headed over to Buffalo Wild Wings in Danvers. Of course we were subjected to the highlights of the Giants parade, Eli at the podium etc. At least we got to see this stupid girl…
But then the Celtics tipped off and all of a sudden football season was over.
Well, we stayed to about the 21-20 mark with the Celtics ahead. That was the last I saw of the game.
But apparently there was a rather big event that happened. Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for second place all time on the team’s all time scoring leader chart.
So Pierce sits about 4600 points behind John Havlicek for the all time team lead. Really. Who would have thought that Havlicek was the all time leader. I certainly didn’t. I mean, you figured that Bird wouldn’t have been at the top since his career was cut short due to injury. But I really didn’t think Havlicek was at the top.
So the question begs at this point, will he pass Havlicek?
You figure Pierce has averaged in the 1400 mark every year so he would need about five more seasons to break the record. That would make him 39. He’s also getting kind of screwed in the equation with two lockout shortened seasons on his resume. You can’t score points when you’re not playing as many games.
So needless to say, I’m voting no. He’s on the decline in his career and the possibility exists he could still be traded at some point before he retires. If that’s the case, clearly he wouldn’t pass Havlicek.
But a congrats to him for passing Bird all the same.