Former Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce really doesn’t think much of LeBron James.
Earlier this year Pierce went on a rant in which he said that he doesn’t believe that LeBron is a top 5 player of all-time.
Paul Pierce says LeBron James isn’t a top 5 player of all time 🤨
(🎥 ESPN) pic.twitter.com/xRT29gZIz8
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) May 20, 2020
“Bill Russell built up the organization in Boston. He should get way more credit than we give him, and a lot of times he gets left out of the conversation,” Pierce said. “So in saying that, Kareem, Magic , Jordan, Tim Duncan, Kobe, Bird. These guys are all-time top 10 players who either helped build up their organization or continued the tradition.”
Pierce hasn’t seen LeBron do the same.
“He went and put together a team in Miami, and in some ways, he came back to Cleveland to put that team togeter, and then he went to the Lakers, where a tradition has already been made,” Pierce said. “And we don’t know, you know, that’s still to be continued. So in saying that, that’s my argument.”
After the Lakers lost to the Blazers in game 1 of their playoff series on Tuesday night, Pierce doubled down on his LeBron take during an appearance on First Take.
According to Pierce, if the Lakers don’t win a championship this year LeBron should never be mentioned in the GOAT conversation ever again.
“If the Lakers don’t win a championship, let alone lose in the first round, I don’t want to hear none of this goat talk” – Paul Pierce pic.twitter.com/4rdL2mvU3y
— Randy Cruz (@randyjcruz) August 19, 2020
NBA fans immediately mocked Paul Pierce after his latest LeBron hot take.
Paul Pierce: pic.twitter.com/GyATpGtsrR
— baconcheddar (@obtusegoos) August 19, 2020
Paul Pierce when he starts saying anything about Lebron pic.twitter.com/7NKT8Rncx3
— jack ironside (@ironside_jack) August 19, 2020
Paul Pierce trying time push a narrative that LeBron is not Top 5 All Time…
First of all…someone who isn’t Top 100 All Time shouldn’t be speaking so loudly…
— KestonWilliams (@Kes_K) August 19, 2020
Paul Pierce walking onto the set whenever he’s gets the opportunity to talk about LeBron pic.twitter.com/O6Y81JznbR
— alex (@AlexUlrichh) August 19, 2020
Paul Pierce said Lebron not top 5? 🤡 pic.twitter.com/RchE3H6w1Q
— omar 🚶🏻♂️ (@OLWAVE) August 19, 2020