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Top 10 NBA Rookie of the Year candidates

One year ago, who would have guessed the 2016-17 NBA Rookie of the Year would be awarded to Malcolm Brogdon?The Bucks swingman had a nice career at Virginia, of course, but the odds were stacked against him. He was the 36th pick in the draft, and the award traditionally goes to a top pick. Additionally, Brogdon isn’t a flashy offensive player, and he doesn’t put up jaw-dropping...
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Five teams with the best shot of knocking off the Cavs in the East

Cleveland has found itself in an unexpected position this offseason. Following the team’s second NBA Finals loss in three years to the Golden State Warriors, the general NBA populace entered the summer months assuming the Cavs would retain their core and take another stab at Golden State next June.Despite all the inevitable offseason jockeying, in the end we’d have LeBron, Kyrie...
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Paul Pierce takes shot at Brandon Jennings after China deal

Even in retirement, Paul Pierce remains The Truth.Marc J. Spears of ESPN reported on Friday that guard Brandon Jennings has agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal to play overseas with the China Shanxi.In the wake of the news, Jordan Heck of Sporting News recalled Jennings’ feud with Pierce last season, mentioning the 10-time All-Star in a tweet. For his part, Pierce obliged to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ice Cube wants Paul Pierce to join BIG3 League

Paul Pierce called it quits after spending 19 seasons in the NBA, but that doesn’t mean we won’t ever see him playing on the basketball court ever again. Ice Cube is already trying to make sure fans aren’t denied that pleasure, and is attempting to do that by recruiting him to play in the BIG3 League. Both Pierce and Ice Cube grew up in Inglewood, so maybe that’s why Cube...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ice Cube already recruiting Paul Pierce to join BIG3

Paul Pierce is only days into his NBA retirement, officially speaking, and there’s already a standing offer for him to play basketball..BIG3 founder Ice Cube took to Twitter Wednesday night to issue his initial recruiting pitch to Pierce. As noted by Ice Cube, Pierce signed a symbolic, one-day contract earlier this week so he could officially retire as a member of the Boston Celtics...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: CELTICS expert talks PAUL PIERCE legacy in BOSTON - RoundTable Pod w Jared Wiess

CELTICS expert talks PAUL PIERCE legacy in BOSTON - Celtics Round Table Pod w/ Jared Wiess CLNS' own Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) joins @SamSheehan and @EvanValenti to discuss Paul Pierce officially retiring as a member of the Boston Celtics. 1:15 Favorite Paul Pierce moments 7:45 KG's team or Paul Pierce's Team? 13:00 Paul Pierce's legacy in Boston Subscribe to the Boston...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce signs one-day contract with Celtics to retire with team

Paul Pierce has returned to Boston — sort of. The Celtics announced Pierce signed a one-day contract with the team on Monday, but unfortunately, given that it’s July, we won’t really get to see him suit up for pregame shootaround again. But we will get the satisfaction of seeing him retire as a member of the team he spent 15 seasons with. Pierce also helped the team win a title...
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July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce signs contract to retire with Celtics

Paul Pierce is officially going to end his NBA career in the same place it began.On Monday, the Boston Celtics announced that they have signed Pierce to a contract so he can retire with the team. “It’s an honor to have this opportunity to once again call myself a Boston Celtic,” Pierce said. “The organization and city took me in and made me one of their own, and I couldn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce doubles down on Durant-over-LeBron talk

Paul Pierce has reiterated and expanded upon his opinion that Kevin Durant “right now” is the NBA's best player, not LeBron James.The newly retired Pierce, serving as an analyst for ESPN during the NBA Finals, said that Durant “may be the best player in the world today."Pierce’s assertion not surprisingly spawned much debate, given James typically is hailed unquestionably...
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June 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Celtics confirm they will retire Paul Pierce’s jersey

The day after Paul Pierce played his final NBA game, Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck confirmed to Toucher and Rich, a local Boston radio show, that The Truth will have his No. 34 hanging in the rafters of TD Garden. This news isn’t surprising in any way. Pierce was the face of the franchise for an entire era and was named the NBA Finals MVP in 2008, Boston’s lone title since...
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May 01, 2017  |  Discuss

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