They starred in their own SportsCenter commercial.
Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett appeared in the memorable “Three Amigos” spot, in which the trio propose a string of possible nicknames for themselves to ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt. The anchor ends the debate by suggesting “The Boston Three Party.”
The promo was a fitting tribute to the threesome that propelled the Boston Celtics to the 2008 NBA Championship, the franchise’s first in 22 years.
That season was a perfect storm, combining three stars and potential Hall-of-Famers at precisely the right time to produce a title.
But, when the dust settles and their careers are long over, will they be in the Hall, after all?
Garnett is a heavy favorite, with more than 22,000 career points and 12,000 rebounds in 15 seasons. Still only 33, those numbers will climb even higher as his career continues.
But what about Pierce and Allen? Many view both as shoo-ins. But, if only one could make it, which one would it be? Here’s a quick comparison.