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One of the things we love about this pairing is the fact that the two didn't get together until 2004, went through some tough times, yet have reached the pinnacle of the basketball world together.
Adversity aside, Paul Pierce and his head coach Doc Rivers are the modern day Kobe and Phil, in that they understand each other, as well as what it means to represent the great Celtic tradition.
Together, the two have won six division titles and have reached the NBA Finals twice, adding banner No. 17 for the Celts organization in 2008.
With the amount of Hall of Famers the franchise has seen over its existence, it's a testament to these two that Pierce is even mentioned as potentially being the best of anyone who has played on the parquet floor.