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No clear match for Jay Team wing-pairing in past Celtics history

 I am not saying any past Celtics wing pairing is better or worse than what we see from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. I simply can not find a clear match based on size, skills, athleticism, intensity, desire and savvy. But here we go!


For the 60's, the best match may be John Havlicek and Sam Jones. They share 18 Title rings, and it is almost impossible that Jaylen and Jayson can ever achieve that, but this is the closest I could come from the 60's crew.

In the 70's, it has to be Hondo again - this time paired with Dave Cowens. Yes, I know that "Big Red" played center, but his quickness and athleticism make him comfortable at the wing position next to "Jarrin' John".

The 80's is easy for me. Put Larry Bird next to Dennis Johnson. This duo gets my vote. They lack nothing, and their synergy on the floor is close-to unmatched in Celtics lore. But as much as I love this pairing, it remains an imperfect match for the Jay team.

Let me lump the 90's and 2,000's since I refuse to put Paul Pierce with Antoine Walker. That doesn't work. So I am going with The Truth and The Big Ticket, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. As a power forward/center, KG is not often considered a wing, but it's my article, and I am making him one. 

So let my readers decide. I am not looking for a perfect match. That shows just how unique the Jay Team is. There seems to be nothing they can't do. Now, if they can just achieve the Bird/DJ synergy and start winning more games.

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