Paul Pierce created a firestorm of controversy earlier this week when he confidently stated that he was the best player in the NBA. Comments of this nature didn’t surprise us, considering the Celtics capped a dominating season by thrashing the Lakers in the Finals, Pierce was named Finals MVP and world class athletes are generally confident in their abilities. But the ignorant and overly sensitive (yes, I’m talking about Lakers fans) took offense to the notion that someone might actually be better than Kobe Bryant. So Pierce was given the chance to “clarify” his comments:
“That’s what I said. I am a confident player and a lot of people might look at it like ’Oh, another cocky attitude,’ but I don’t look at it that way. I have an opinion, I have a right to have one and that’s the way I feel. I felt I’ve played against the best over the years and felt right now that I’m the best player in the world.”
Initially, I was hoping Pierce would backtrack on his boast. But after reading the idiotic, moronic, stupid and homophobic rants/comments left on this site by Lakers fans this week, I commend the Truth for not giving an inch. He also threw in this assessment of both teams:
“I think the Lakers are a great team, but I think they ran into a better team,” he said. “They (Lakers) beat the best in all the Western Conference, they had the guy who was named MVP and the best record after the arrival of (Pau) Gasol. But they just ran up against the better team.
Whoa. That’s crazy Paul. I know the Celtics dominated the series 4-2 and annihilated LA by 39 points in the series clincher but you can’t say that. After all, they didn’t have Andrew Bynum. I have one final thing to say to Lakers fans: How’s our ass taste?