Big City Bias Without the Boston Bullshit
Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics defeated the Detroit Pistons 89-81 Friday night to advance to their first NBA Championship series since the 1987 season. The Celtics (66-16) are a tremendous team and an instrumental piece of their success is the stellar play of Pierce.
Nevertheless, recently I’ve spoken with a slew of incompetent Bostonians, all clearly intoxicated off of one too many Samuel Adams and bowls of clam chowder, who actually believe that the former Kansas Jayhawks star is a Hall of Fame talent. Pierce, 30, who was stabbed 11-times in the face, neck and back in 2000 during an altercation at Buzz Club in the city’s theater district, is a quality player who has made the All-Star team six-times and has been named to the All-NBA third team 3-times since being drafted with the 10th overall selection in the 1998 draft.
“The Truth” is, Pierce, who has averaged 23.1 points and 3.9 assists in his professional career, is a good player. But, in zero capacity should he be considered for the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Objectively, how can a man who has only made the All-NBA third team be considered an all-time great? It is simply inconceivable. The closest Pierce should ever get to the “City of Homes” is the crib he owns in Lincoln and that is the factual truth of the matter.