Paul Pierce is Still the Shit and It Sucks to Be a D.C. Sports Fan

I absolutely love this article on The Truth. Every season that he remains relevant further proves that the Celtics made a huge mistake disposing of KG and Paul a few years ago, (although KG’s productivity had a sharp drop-off) and of prematurely letting go of Rondo for next to nothing. Danny Ainge’s rationale of letting go of the Celtics’ most recent Big Three after Ray Allen and replacing it with a shitload of mediocre players and draft picks will never make sense to me. Pierce never got the attention he deserved and maybe never will because he’s not a great athlete but he can sure as hell play some ball.

SB Nation- Between 1995 and 1998, a half-dozen future Most Valuable Players were drafted into the NBA with backstories as disparate as their personalities. They ran the gamut from high school phenom Kevin Garnett to polished collegian Tim Duncan, and included Philly’s Allen Iverson and the Main Line’s Kobe Bryant. There was a Canadian (Steve Nash) and a German (Dirk Nowitzki), as well.

Collectively, they won eight MVPs and were key players on a dozen championship teams. They represent the bridge years between epochal stars Michael Jordan and LeBron James, a tempestuous time in the league’s history better remembered for the survivors than the rugged style of play.

They are the league’s elder statesmen, or what’s left of them anyway. Iverson and Nash have retired. Bryant has battled injuries. KG may have another year or two left in him, but he’s a far cry from what he once was. Only Duncan and Dirk are still healthy and playing at a high level, and even Nowitzki slipped noticeably this past season.

One player conspicuously absent from that list is Paul Pierce, who never finished higher than seventh in MVP voting. Pierce has always been underappreciated, even in his prime when he averaged 25 points, seven rebounds and four assists while missing only eight games during a six-year stretch. He made 10 All-Star appearances without ever being voted in as a starter and was never a first-team All-NBA player.

He wasn’t Kobe, LeBron, Timmy, Dirk or any of the other iconic players we know on a first-name basis. As always, he was the Truth. Simple and timeless.

Read the full article HERE

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In other news Gilbert Arenas is hilarious and lost his mind playing Xbox…

Gilbert was equally mad at his off-the-court play.
Gilbert was equally mad at his off-the-court play.

Agent Zero uploaded a video on Instagram of him screaming at his TV over a game of NBA 2K with the caption:

When u try to make urself feel better and get that win against the #Hawks on 2K And #Horford gets that Rebound still…imma just play from outside..

Video viewable here: Agent Zero Instagram

Arenas’ logic was that if he couldn’t beat the Hawks in reality, surely he could do it on NBA 2K (sources have not confirmed which year’s version he was playing).

Washington is now in a 3-2 hole. Also, the Capitals lost Game 7 to the Rangers, making D.C. a sad city for the time being.

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