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76ers Passed On Paul Pierce In 1998 Due To Larry Hughes' Promise

During a Philadelphia radio interview with 97.5 The Fanatic on Wednesday, Larry Brown remembered that the Philadelphia 76ers actually ranked Paul Pierce the No. 2 prospect in 1998. But the 76ers passed on Pierce and instead selected Larry Hughes. Pierce and Allen Iverson could have formed a remarkable scoring tandem. "We took Larry Hughes because (with the eighth pick) because we...
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Paul Pierce brutally fouls Jeff Teague, tells Hawks fans he doesn’t suck (Video)

The Atlanta Hawks prevailed in what may have been a must-win Game 2 against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night, but they likely have a few bruises to show for it. We know Jeff Teague has at least one. Late in the first half, Paul Piece took Teague out with an incredibly hard foul to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Celtic For Life: Pierce, Wizards fall short against Hawks

With the Celtics eliminated from the playoffs, and a little time between when we should start deep diving into the offseason, CelticsLife will be starting a new column called 'Celtic For Life,' recapping games involving The TruthThere's this urban legend that no one's sure is totally true. Legend has it that if an away crowd chants 'Paul Pierce sucks,' 2001 Paul Pierce reappears...
Via Celtics Life
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Wizards will go as far as Paul Pierce takes them

Just in case you tuned out of the NBA playoffs once green started to fade from the picture, consider this your warning to jump back in.  Former Celtics Captain and current Washington Wizard Paul Pierce is taking the NBA playoffs by storm.Clutch shots. Talking trash.Nothing Celtics fans aren't used to when it comes to our old friend Paul. Gimme a big moment, Gimmie Paul Pierce...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards move on to second round

For the second consecutive year, the Washington Wizards will be playing in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Last year it was an impressive 5-game series win against the Chicago Bulls, and this year it was a sweep of the Toronto Raptors, the first sweep in a best of 7 series in franchise history. The 125-94 victory over the Raptors marked the 4th time in NBA history that a series...
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Paul Pierce: ‘Paul Pierce is just going to be who Paul Pierce is’

Paul Pierce has some thoughts about Paul Pierce and he’s not afraid to refer to himself in the third person to explain just what Paul Pierce thinks about Paul Pierce. Got it? Pierce was a huge thorn in the side of the Toronto Raptors before, during and after the Washington Wizards dispatched the team from...Read More The post Paul Pierce on Paul Pierce: ‘Paul Pierce is just...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce wants to sweep Raptors to avoid customs

Paul Pierce has plenty of motivation to close out the Toronto Raptors. Pierce and the Washington Wizards took a 2-0 series lead with a Game 2 win Tuesday night, and the two teams now head to D.C. to continue the series. Pierce is hoping the Wizards can wrap things up, not only to advance to the next round but also to ensure he doesn’t have to return to Toronto. We don’t know...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce attempts to clarify ‘it’ dig about Toronto Raptors

Washington Wizards veteran Paul Pierce attempted on Thursday to clarify some comments he made earlier this week about the Toronto Raptors that generally were perceived as a subtle dig at his team’s upcoming playoff opponent. “We haven’t done particularly well against Toronto, but I don’t feel they have the ‘It’ that makes you worried,” Pierce...Read More The post Paul...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce on his time with Brooklyn Nets: It was ‘horrible’

Paul Pierce has embraced his role as a bench player for the Washington Wizards this season, and that is partly because it is such a better experience than what he endured last season. Pierce, along with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, was traded to the Brooklyn Nets before last season. The three were expected to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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