“The Flash vs. The Truth.” Who would you pick for your NBA roster?
If you asked me to scrounge together a list of Paul Pierce’s I wouldn’t even know where to begin. For the sake of argument, I’ll mention one that instantaneously: the time Pierce was asked he was a better “pure shooter” than Klay Thompson, inherently not a question over who was the better overall player. I’ll let you surmise what he answered without giving it away.
A similar situation presented itself just the other day during an ESPN broadcast. A panel which included Paul Pierce was discussing Dwyane Wade’s NBA legacy due to . Knowing full well it wouldn’t take much to get Pierce riled up, the moderator asked him whether he’d enjoyed a better NBA career than Dwyane Wade, to which he answered, “That’s easy, I could say that off the bat. That’s me!”
“If you give me Shaq if you give me LeBron…I’d be sitting on 5 or 6 championships easy,” he continued before the panel stopped him in his tracks.
As you might imagine, a couple of notable members of the NBA community chimed in soon after, including his comparable D-Wade. On the surface, the problem doesn’t lie in the fact Pierce rates himself superior to D-Wade. In reality, the gap between the two players is close, so an argument could be made with some kind of rhetorical logic.
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The problem is… Paul Pierce doesn’t have to be so audacious, especially since he now works as a sports pundit, a job that requires a certain level of detachment and objectivity. But Pierce’s cocky spirit is also what made him a championship player in the end.
Dwyane Wade’s response to Paul Pierce wasn’t even all that damning, as he chose to highlight someone’s else reactionary logic: that of NBA-peer Jared Dudley who questioned the former Celtics’ forward over his sobriety. “Cocaine is helleva drug,” Dudley wrote. “Both has great careers but Dwade is 3rd best SG of all-time.” Wade then responded directly to Dudley’s post by insisting, “You said it better than I could.” With all that said, who do you rate at a higher clip: The Flash or The Truth?