Paul Pierce played on multiple teams throughout his hall of fame worthy NBA career, teams including the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers and most importantly, the Boston Celtics. Paul started his career as a Celtic, being drafted with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 1998 NBA draft. It was Boston where he spent the young portion and the prime portion of his career, winning a championship, a Finals MVP and appearing in the all-star game ten times. Pierce also made the All-NBA Second Team in 2009, and the All-NBA Third Team three times (2002, 2003, 2008). But all of his success came while wearing green, when he left the C’s for the Nets in 2014, he never saw an all star game again.

And from that point onwards, his career started to decline.

So it was a great move by the Boston Celtics to award this man with a one-day contract after formally retiring from professional basketball this year, allowing Paul Pierce to finish his career as a Celtic. And being a Celtic once again gave Pierce the spirit, the spirit to send shade the direction of LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

Paul Pierce says LeBron’s title runs are over

I guess Paul Pierce is back on the Celtics train and seems to be a proud Celtics fan after signing a one-day contract to retire with the team. He recently went on Mass Live with Jay King to discuss the young and determined Boston Celtics squad, and what the near future will look like for them.

And it seems that ‘The Truth’ is feeling very optimistic about the team’s upcoming season, going as far as to say:

“I like the whole squad man. It’s time to dethrone LeBron in the East. We back. We back.”

It’s obvious that Paul Pierce has quite a confident outlook on the upcoming season for the C’s. But does this mean that the Celtics will defeat the Cavaliers in a playoff series next season?

Absolutely not.

Why the King will still reign supreme

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been slandered for their so called ‘cake walk’ to the NBA Finals the last three years, and they looked as dominant as ever this year when they went 12-1 heading into the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

Although that one loss came at the hands of the Boston Celtics, the series was still clearly dominated by LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and the Cavaliers.

Although there has been a lot of talk about LeBron leaving next season and the Cavs making poor choices in the offseason, they are still, without a doubt, the team to beat in the East. And for LeBron, no Eastern Conference team has been able to out do him for the 7 straight years, so maybe Pierce is just has a little sour taste left in his mouth, from losing to LeBron every year in the playoffs after he joined the big three.

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