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Do you like Allen Iverson? If so, you’re going to love this series of moves from Joe Johnson. Though he didn’t employ the type of body movement that Iverson so often did when executing basketball’s most famous killer crossover, Johnson did resort to his own air-tight, lighting-quick dribbling skills to elude Paul Pierce with an Answer-esque now-you-see-it-now-you-dont act that left Boston’s ten-time All-Star wondering where in the hell the rock had disappeared to. Hey, Paul, here’s a hint: check the bottom of the net!
The first thing I thought of when I saw this move — and I was lucky enough to catch it live — was a certain concoction of ankle-wrecking nastiness that Iverson once cooked up to serve Chauncey Billups. Notice how both Johnson and Iverson kept the ball extremely close to the floor as they crossed the defender in and out, back and forth, and every other which way. It’s an effective technique that requires elite coordination and quickness of the hands, and Allen always did it so well. To see JJ do something similar made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
As for you, Paul Pierce: quit reachin’. That’s what they want you to do. Keep doing it and you’re going to need some crutches and a chiropractor.
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Paul Pierce hasn't had the best of weeks. It took overtime for the Celtics to beat the Magic and then they got embarrassed by the Nets. Pierce has looked his age in the past couple of games, especially on defense. First, there was Jameer Nelson
And then there was Joe Johnson
Here's hoping the Captain gets his mojo back. This is getting painful to watch.
Good gracious, Paul Pierce.
Earlier this week, you almost lost a leg trying to guard Jameer Nelson. And then last night, Joe Johnson lulled you to sleep with his dribble before dropping you to your knees.
Again, gotta move those feet, Paul.
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This is just totally embarassing for Celtics' Paul Pierce and it came courtesy of Magic's Jameer Nelson.
Let's set it up:
The scene: Orlando, FL, Amway Center
The victim: Boston's Paul Pierce
The outcome: Pierce gets decimated by a hesitation move by Nelson which causes his ankle to get shattered along with his knee to buckle.
Though Boston and Pierce would...
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