Paul Pierce and the rest of the late 2000s, early 2010s Boston Celtics have always had an inflated sense of self.
They won one championship together, but you’d think it was 12. They felt they owned Ray Allen, like, literally. They believed they were in LeBron James’ head, right until he dropped 45 on them in their building of blowhards when the Celtics might have ended the Heat’s Big Three right there and then.
But Pierce, oh, Pierce. He’s really big market Alex English and slightly lower budget Carmelo Anthony, but somehow he’s always been the biggest blowhard of the bunch; at least Kevin Garnett was actually a top-3 player at one point. And last night, on ESPN’s pre-game show, he couldn’t help putting himself ahead of Dwyane Wade in terms of career accomplishments.
Paul Pierce says he had a better career than Dwyane Wade 👀 pic.twitter.com/8Q6AbYNxe1
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) April 6, 2019
And Twitter had its way.
A few highlights of, um, Truth…..
Jalen Rose is a savage for exposing Paul Pierce 🤣🤣
— Ingram Special (@Irv_Do) April 6, 2019
Is Paul Pierce better than Dwyane Wade? pic.twitter.com/b6NDjDJktk
— Steven Rodriguez (@_stevenrod) April 6, 2019
Paul Pierce embarrassing himself.
— Chris Martin Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) April 6, 2019
Story on Dwyane Wade to compare his humility to Paul Pierce… I recall writing a story in 2012 about him being the 3rd best 2-guard ever. And asking him in front of LeBron.
Wade: “really? U think so?”
LeBron: “yeah, man. Of course.”
— Five Reasons Sports Network (@5ReasonsSports) April 6, 2019
And, finally, Wade speaks the real truth…
You said it better than i could. https://t.co/5LhKnHW9xX
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 6, 2019