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5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
Paul Pierce is one of the greatest players to ever put on a Boston Celtics uniform. He may not be as legendary as greats like Larry Bird or Bill Russell, but he did win an NBA championship and has been with the team since he got into the league in 98′. Despite his success, Pierce has had some low moments as well ,and by low I meaning falling on the ground cause you just got crossed over.
Yesterday when guarding Joe Johnson, Pierce took a gamble by reaching for the ball, and his ankles paid for it in tenfold. Those poor ankles, this was the second time they have been put on ankle-support from a opposing player. Last year, Jameer Nelson hit Pierce with an ankle detonating step-back move that would become a YouTube classic. Peep the evidence below and let us know on a scale of 1-10 how bad this crossover was.
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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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Tweet A couple of days ago Paul Pierce’s legs buckled under him courtesy of Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson. Tonight against the Brooklyn Nets the result wasn’t quite as bad, but Pierce once again found himself on floor. This time it was Joe Johnson channeling his inner Jamal Crawford with a super low [...]
Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson broke out a wicked crossover move that nearly brought Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce to the floor during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's NBA game at the TD Bank Center. Johnson led the Nets with 18 points to help carry them to a 95-83 victory. Video via. H/T Cosby. Visit us at http://holdoutsports.com and Follow @HoldoutSports...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson is the latest guy to make Paul Pierce look dumb on the court. The Nets played the Celtics last night and took care of them pretty easily with a 95-83 win. Johnson seemed to take care of Paul Pierce pretty easily too. He dropped 18 points and had this dirty crossover that put Pierce on the ground crawling on his hands and knees. Check the video...
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