started a well-received thread on the baseball forum. someone interjected a celtics all-time top 5 list and didnt incl pp while discussing Jeter. many wont incl jetes as an all-time yankee top 5'r.. both franchises are equally storied and it's hard to crack all-time lists unlike their many jabby counterparts. more i thought about it... became clear that in yank land its ruth-gehrig-JETER-joe d-mantle-berra-mo..then others...

jeter brought too many intangibles and leadership to just focus on rings and stats. pp likewise is #3 after russ and birdy. havlicek may have stolen da ball but PP has stolen his spot. #5 is cousy then tommy h-mchale-parish and others..

in time, pierce like jeter will be remembered even more fondly. both will stand the test of time, jeter unfortunately more than pp (more rings and played his whole career in NY and pp never dated beyonce and other starlets).. but pierce will always b GREEN!