Courtesy of Steve Lipofsky
For the last few seasons Danny Ainge has made it abundantly clear that if he was Red Auerbach he would've traded aging stars Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish while they still had value. Well now Red’s daughter, Randy, is reversing the roles on Ainge saying that her father wouldn’t have traded Celtic legends Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
According to Ainge the story goes that Red had multiple offers for his best players in the early 90’s and shared them with him at a Christmas party. He was offered: 1) Bird to the Pacers for Chuck Person, Herb Williams and Steve Stipanovich, and 2) McHale to the Mavericks for Detlef Schrempf and Sam Perkins. Ainge claims he insisted Auerbach make these deals, but Bird denies that happened. We all know how it turned out, Red didn’t move those guys and according to Randy he wouldn’t have for this generations remaining big three saying:
“Given [Red Auberbach's] track record and philosophy of life, not in his lif...