Cooz shared a ceremony with Ed Macauley, who only played 6 seasons here and never won a title. He did lead his St. Louis team to a championship, though, beating the Celtics in the Finals.Ed Macauley who made the all-star game in every season he played for the Celtics and wore a Celtics uniform in nearly 65% of his NBA games. Not to mention that he was teammates with Cousy in each of those 6 seasons.
By todayís standard, Cousy was massively disrespected.
Yup, pretty much the same situation as Thomas and Pierce.
I assume you saw the post I responded to, which spoke specifically about winning titles. Thatís why you intentionally declined to quote it, to misrepresent what I said. Here it is again:
This is really a bad comparison. Tommy, Bob and others with them won championship together. Of course, they'll share spotlights. If IT have won Celtics a championship, then he have a case but he didn't so the point is moot.
You usually do a little better, koz.
A little, but surely not much. And my point still stands. If you want to argue semantics about whether winning titles and just winning/playing together are two substantially different, be my guest. But I think you can do a bit better, too. Everyone here understands why honoring Jim O'Brien and Paul Pierce together makes sense (to give one example), and honoring Jim O'Brien and Garnett, not so much.
In my mind, there is a distinct difference between the joint honoring of guys who played and won together is not the same like slapping the tribute of a guy who had a cup of tea with the team onto the night of an all-time great. Even if it was the finest tea in the history of the team.
Additionally, Thomas isn't getting any style points for how he handled this. Maybe pick up the phone and call the team's FO? I'm pretty sure telephones still exist, and the whole situation would have probably been sorted out in half the time with a quarter of the publicity. But given how much he's tweeted about the situation, perhaps the team should just tweet the video tribute @ him and and call it a day.