ESPN put Paul Pierce in a no-win situation on Friday night during a segment called “Truth Serum.” NBA Countdown host Michelle Beadle asked Pierce if he or Dwyane Wade was the better NBA player.
Pierce, of course, picked himself and made the argument that he would have five or six rings if he got to play with Shaq and LeBron like Wade did.
“That’s easy, that’s me. If you give me Shaq, if you give LeBron. If you give me these guys early in my career. You give me these guys at 24-25 and I would be sitting here with five or six championships easy.”
Paul Pierce says he was a better player than Dwyane Wade, would have won 5-6 championsips "easy" if he played with Shaq/ LeBron pic.twitter.com/JwvS0tHpy8
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 5, 2019
Twitter wasn’t as understanding of Pierce’s no-win situation and went in on the former NBA player for his hot take, via BroBible:
paul pierce on crack https://t.co/JRrLO4M0Sz
— Joseph Uchiha (@the_jw5) April 6, 2019
How’s your nickname “The Truth” and you staying lying on TV😂 https://t.co/xX60m9LOln
— LFG (@LFGThrilla) April 6, 2019
Paul Pierce need to stop telling lies. Prime Dwade was a far better player than prime Paul Pierce. Wade was better on both ends of the floor https://t.co/TSnLWIuMu6
— Night Rain (@DravenNightRain) April 6, 2019
Paul Pierce is on hard drugs https://t.co/yd0Qh8f3Qo
— Black Boy Wonder🇹🇨 (@Shavau) April 6, 2019
Is it crack that you smoke ??? https://t.co/wWCyDHgfTR
— Master Wayne🦇 (@J_McCasland) April 6, 2019
D-Wade ain't have a meniscus and had a better career 😭😭
— nino szn (@RadiantErick) April 5, 2019
Paul Pierce’s mother and baby momma don’t co-sign this… https://t.co/IehZX8lflr
— Matt (@GangGreenSports) April 6, 2019
— Dirk Notthinksi (@dirknotthinski) April 6, 2019
Paul Pierce wasn't even the best player on his own team for most of his career.
— Branden Gilbert (@Branden_Gilbert) April 6, 2019
DWade even got in on the action:
Once again you said it better than i could! https://t.co/Qk4v0nQ70O
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 6, 2019
Give your kids an extra hug tonight before you put them to bed, it’s a cold, cold world out there.
Again, I don’t blame Pierce for his take. I’m not sure what he’s was supposed to say, but I do know professional athletes don’t like to admit other players are better than they are, even when it’s obvious.
This was a setup by ESPN.
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