Originally Posted by haji_d_robertas
Except win championships in the NBA.
Because Tommy led the Celtics to those titles. Don't get me wrong, he was important to those 8 or however many he won. He was easily replaced with the similar Baily Howell and the Celtics kept right on winning.
First era. Russell, Cousy, Sharman than Tommy.
Second era. Russell, Sam Jones, Hondo than Tommy.
He was a 4th wheel on those Celtic teams.
Gus was a better scorer, way better defender, way better rebounder, passer.
He just didn't have better teammates.