Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce had a lot of people shaking their heads after he declared he was a better player than Dwyane Wade. 

“That’s easy, I can say that off the bat, that’s me,” Pierce said. “I’m 24 or 25 and you give me [LeBron James] and [Chris Bosh], I’d be sitting on five or six championships easy.”

Twitter let him have it.  

TMZ recently caught up with Wade where they asked him about Pierce’s comments and what he thought about it all.

As it turns out, Wade isn’t too worried about what Pierce had to say, explaining that he has a ton of respect for “The Truth.”

Via TMZ:  

“I’m a high road kind of person I won’t put another black man down,” Wade said diplomatically. “He’s an amazing player. I have a lot of respect for him. I’m gonna clap when he goes in the Hall of Fame.”

Wade is certainly a class act. 

He will be missed, hopefully he doesn’t turn into Paul Pierce and become a TV analyst.  

We have to hear from enough of those former players these days. 

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