September 17, 2002

Pierce Stabbing Trial Finally Starts:
We always think of pro athletes as untouchable, and they generally see themselves the same way. Not Paul Pierce, who was nearly killed in a Boston nightclub two years ago. He'll soon be taking the stand as his stabbing trial begins this week.

It was obvious that Pierce was going to be good, but I think that the incident made Pierce a better player. You always hear about Vince and T-Mac, but Pierce is a better player who is only now getting national attention after the Celtics' run to the Eastern Conference Finals.

posted by Conquistador to basketball at 10:41 AM - 1 comment

I dunno if Pierce is a better all-around player than McGrady, but I'll definitely take him over Carter. People who don't get to see Pierce night-in-night-out probably don't realize that he doesn't get the ghost fouls that guys like Carter and Iverson do. In fact, ever since Pierce claimed he could draw a foul whenever he wanted last off-season, the refs have put the whistle away. So he's even better than the stats suggest, relatively speaking.

posted by yerfatma at 02:15 PM on September 18, 2002

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