TAG: paul pierce

NBA, Smack / Apr 23, 2014 / 10:45 am

Paul Pierce Calls His Brooklyn Nets A “Soft Team” After Game 2 Loss

Amir Johnson, Paul Pierce

Amir Johnson, Paul Pierce (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Raptors rebounded — literally and figuratively — from their Game 1 loss at home and defeated the Nets 100-95 at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. Brooklyn’s cagey veteran Paul Pierce appeared to have turned the tables on the Raptors for the second straight game in the fourth after back-to-back three-point plays. But the Raptors out-rebounded Brooklyn, 52-30, and Pierce missed a potential go-ahead three-pointer in the final minute. The late miss didn’t stop The Truth from saying after the game the Nets played like a “soft team.” Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 22, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Paul Pierce Says You Can’t Buy His Clutch Gene At “Costco or Walgreens”

Paul Pierce, Patrick Patterson

Paul Pierce, Patrick Patterson (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

No one ever accused Paul Pierce of being shy. Remember when he gave Al Harrington the Larry Bird treatment? Remember when he anointed himself the world’s best player? Remember in Game 1 this weekend against Toronto when he hit a ball-breaking shot, then showed everyone he still has the biggest mouth? Yeah, the Truth is all that and then some, even when he’s a 36-year-old coming off the worst season of his career. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Apr 19, 2014 / 8:44 pm

Mic’d Paul Pierce Yells “That’s Why They Got Me Here” After Big Shot

Paul Pierce, Patrick Patterson

Paul Pierce, Patrick Patterson (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets traded for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett last summer for moments just like Saturday’s Game 1 in Toronto. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson combined for 48 points, but KG hit a big jumper in the final four minutes with their lead cut to one, and The Truth scored nine points down the stretch as he was mic’d up. The results are as remarkable as you’d imagine. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:44 pm

Iman Shumpert Puts Paul Pierce On Skates

Iman Shumpert, Paul Pierce

The Knicks may not be playoff bound this season, but they still earned some bragging rights over their crosstown rivals on Tuesday with a 109-98 win. In the third quarter, Iman Shumpert caused the crowd the stir in their seats with a dazzling display of ball-handling. From beyond the arc, Shump went to work on Paul Pierce, which ended with Shumpert dropping a mean crossover dribble that sent The Truth down to the hardwood. Shump then had loads of space to knock down a jumper.
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NBA / Apr 3, 2014 / 3:15 pm

How The Brooklyn Nets Became The East’s Most Dangerous Sleeper

Shaun Livingston, Jason Kidd

Shaun Livingston, Jason Kidd (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

On December 31, the Nets suffered a 113-93 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. It was their 11th loss by double-digits in the first 31 games of the season, in which their record was just 10-21. Paul Pierce, a centerpiece of the trade between the Nets and Boston Celtics last summer, which was expected to catapult Brooklyn up the ranks in the Eastern Conference, had enough. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 23, 2014 / 2:27 pm

Report: Brooklyn Nets Sign Jason Collins

Jason Collins, Reggie Evans

Jason Collins, Reggie Evans (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets made history today after signing free agent center Jason Collins to a 10-day contract. Collins became the first active athlete in the four major American professional sports to announce he was gay this past summer after completing the season with the Washington Wizards. Read More »

NBA / Feb 6, 2014 / 11:30 am

10 Upcoming Unrestricted Free Agents Who Could Be Traded This Year

Danny Granger

Danny Granger (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

Owning an unrestricted free agent (UFA) in the NBA is a sticky situation. Most of these players have proved their worth, and are circling a large contract in the coming offseason. As a contending team it could be tough to retain the services of these players while remaining under the tax moving forward. There is also the risk of locking a player down long term only to see their best days are behind them. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 4, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 100 Best Dunks Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

For only a half season’s worth of basketball, the NBA’s top athletes have put together a strong resume and large volume of impressive slams, so much so that we had to list 100 of them. There weren’t any that had to be forced on, either, to complete the list. No, there were plenty of worthy candidates to make this list go beyond the threshold of 100. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 2, 2014 / 1:00 am

GIF: Luis Scola Passes Off Paul Pierce’s Butt To Secure Win

Luis Scola, Paul Pierce

The Brooklyn Nets fought hard on Saturday night against a Pacers team that was coming off just their second home loss of the season. The Pacers weren’t ready to lose a third game at home this year, or their second in a row. They escaped with a slim 97-96 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse thanks to some quick-thinking from one of their key bench players. Argentinian reserve Luis Scola took advantage of Paul Pierce‘s defensive positioning at the very end and finished the tight game off with a win. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Players 35 And Older

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Father Time is undefeated and this has been well documented over the history of professional sports. At one time or another, every athlete that has appeared timeless is eventually defeated. The world of basketball offers a unique realm of competition, in which players can compete at a high level into their late 30s and even beyond in some special cases. In 2014, we are still marveling over how teams are comprised of players primarily over the age of 30, such as the Mavericks and Spurs, who still manage to remain in playoff contention in the toughest conference. Read More »