In a recent ESPN segment, former Celtic Paul Pierce ventured to explain why he had left LeBron James off of his list of the top five NBA players of all-time.

Everyone freaked out over him leaving LeBron off the list. 

Now it may make more sense why did. 

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Fellow former Celtic Kendrick Perkins later explained, Pierce’s controversial list requires full knowledge of historical context.

According to Perkins, Pierce and James haven’t gotten along since they first met on a basketball court in a 2004 preseason matchup.

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