Paul Pierce Discusses the NBA 75 Team and the Warriors’ Star Snub.
Paul Pierce, a Boston Celtics Hall of Fame forward who was voted one of the NBA’s 75 Best Players, chimed in on the hot-button topic of dispute that has been circulating among fans recently.
The 2008 Finals MVP celebrated by flying up to Boston for the Celtics’ regular-season home opener at TD Garden versus the Toronto Raptors.
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Pierce joined other Celtics winners Leon Powe, Brian Scalabrine, Cedric Maxwell, Tom “Satch” Sanders, and Danny Ainge for “Decades Night” to commemorate the franchise’s 75th anniversary. As a guest on the Cedric Maxwell Podcast, Pierce got to spend even more time with the 1981 NBA Finals MVP.
Pierce expressed his gratitude for being named one of the NBA’s top 75 players.
According to CLNS Media, Pierce added, “So many good NBA players have come through the league over the years.” “Think about it for a moment over a 75-year span. There are thousands of players who have played in the NBA, and to be recognized among the top 75 is a huge honor.”
For much of Pierce’s 15 years in Boston, Maxwell, who has been the Celtics radio color commentator for the past 19 seasons, had a front-row seat.
Snubs on NBA 75 List: Tracy McGrady, Dwight Howard, and Others
Cedric transitioned the conversation toward mentioning names that didn’t make the illustrious ranking, including Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, after presenting “The Truth” with flowers for making the NBA 75 Team and his recent induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr expressed his frustration with the fact that both Warriors guard Klay Thompson and Green were left off the list before their home opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.
When asked if he agreed with the Warriors’ veteran head coach, Pierce told CLNS Media’s Cedric Maxwell Podcast, “No, I don’t agree with that.” “Of course he’ll speak up for his player. Consider the men who did not make it. You’re talking about Tracy McGrady, and you’re talking about Dwight Howard, Vince Carter. Are we now placing Draymond on the same level as him? He’s been a Defensive Player, to be sure… Nokia News – Quick Recap