Paul Pierce’s transition from one of the greatest Celtics players of all-time to one of the greatest irritators in sports media has been a sight to behold. The NBA Champion has uprooted the internet several times in the last few months–claiming that he’s a better clutch shooter than Klay Thompson (he is), handling the jersey retirement ceremony with Isaiah Thomas in the pettiest of ways (he never should have been in that situation in the first place), and saying he’s LeBron’s biggest rival (LeBron has confirmed this in the past).
Pierce opened himself up for some criticism when he dubbed the Celtics winners of the Milwaukee series after a 22-point win in Game 1.
The Bucks have won three straight after this declaration was made, are a game away from a gentleman’s sweep, and look wholly unbeatable.
The internet did what it does best: make people feel shitty about their mistakes.
Aaron Rodgers, who isn’t afraid to feud with his fellow sportsmen (and family!), decided to twist the knife on Pierce saying the series is over.
I love how Pierce has gone full heel. His game has been undervalued his entire career because he’s built like Jared Dudley. But he’s one of only three players to have scored more than 20,000 career points with the Celtics, Finals MVP, 10-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA. If no one is going to put respect on Paul Pierce’s name, he’s going to take that shit. INTERNET BE DAMNED!