Danny Ainge had words for Bird, McHale over this old Celtics highlight


It's the season of giving, but Danny Ainge apparently isn't feeling the love.

Almost 30 years ago to the day, the Celtics' current president of basketball operations -- then a pesky guard for Boston -- racked up a career-high 45 points in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

As those highlights prove, Ainge clearly could get buckets. So, why did he *only* average 14.4 points per game during his eight seasons with the Celtics?

Danny has a theory...

It's a good thing Larry Bird and Kevin McHale aren't on Twitter, because we'd imagine they'd have some fighting words for their old teammate.

The 1988-89 campaign actually was Ainge's highest-scoring full season in Boston (15.7 points per game). He also averaged a then-career-high 6.2 assists per game -- proof that he may have played a role in Bird and McHale's "hogging."

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