Paul Pierce isn’t a daredevil, but he was on a wheelchair in game one of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Pierce, who only scored 3 points in the first half of the game, and 6 in the third quarter prior to being carried by his teammates to be put onto a wheelchair and taken to the locker room, ended up skipping back onto the court, scoring 12 more points in the quarter, and 2 back-to-back 3’s which sparked the Celtics to a 10-point win.
Now, I would like to personally get a sledgehammer and beat the sensorium of out every sportswriters’ brain. Why? Because they are — or most of them are — painstakingly ignorant. A lot of people have been fed up with Paul Pierce being compared to Willis Reed. Guess what, folks? The only media that I’ve heard that’s been comparing Pierce to Reed has been ESPN (so here’s a tip: QUIT WATCHING THE WORLD WIDE LEADER!). Search up Paul Pierce online. Go to Technorati, Bloglines, Digg, etc., and you will find more hate than not. Go to opinion pieces from Yahoo! Sports, USA Today, LA Times, etc. You will find so many people bashing Pierce than lauding him. Trust me.
The wheelchair was pretty bad, and Pierce even said he was ashamed of being taken to the Celtics’ locker room in one, but besides the mind, the knee could be the most deceiving part of the human body. Think about it. I’ve had several knee injuries in my lifetime, and they all — or at least most of them — made me feel like I would never walk on that leg again when I tried to. But every time I got up and didn’t have a problem after a good five minutes.
That’s right, I mean, Paul Pierce is the drama queen and Kobe Bryant is the hero.
What about the Utah series, when Kobe hurt his back and was lying on the ground and rolling around like a rabid ferret? What about his overreacting? What about his melodramatic moment? Not too longer after, he gets up and he’s touted as a hero, but Pierce is the drama queen. Hypocrites.
Double standards, Lakers fans/Celtics haters/Plain ol’ idiots.
(SIDE NOTE: For the first half of the game, I wore my Pierce jersey. During halftime, with the Celtics losing, I removed the jersey. Pierce went on to light the game up, turning it around for the boys in green and white.)