Paul Pierce Got What He Asked For, And LeBron Went Off

Before last night's Game 4 between the Nets and Heat, Paul Pierce announced that he would be guarding LeBron James. It was an inspired bit of gamesmanship from the wily veteran. The likely idea was to get LeBron thinking about all those Celtics teams that stifled him in the playoffs—I'm an old dog, but I know your… » 5/13/14 10:36am 5/13/14 10:36am

Paul Pierce And Kevin Garnett Couldn't Stop Gushing About Toronto Fans

The real star of the thrilling first-round series between the Nets and Raptors turned out to be Toronto itself. The success-starved sports town brought its A-game, even as Brooklyn prevailed in seven, to the point where the Nets' biggest stars had nothing but love for the opposing fans. » 5/05/14 8:49am 5/05/14 8:49am

Raptors' Final Shot At Series Win Denied By Paul Pierce

The Raptors were doing everything right in the final minutes of Game 7. They were quickly scoring and fouling right after. With a sloppy inbounds pass, Terrence Ross was smart enough to bounce the ball off of the Nets' Paul Pierce before he went out of bounds, giving Toronto a chance to win their first seven-game… » 5/04/14 4:13pm 5/04/14 4:13pm

Paul Pierce Is Still The Truth When He Needs To Be

I went to the Barclays Center last month and watched the Brooklyn Nets kick the crap out of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Paul Pierce played 19 minutes in that game, going 5-of-6 from three-point range and scoring all of his 22 points in the first half, which he spent leisurely jogging between the arcs, spotting up, and… » 4/21/14 1:23pm 4/21/14 1:23pm

The Sports Illustrations Of Edel Rodriguez

Edel Rodriguez is an award-winning illustrator who uses a variety of materials to create graphic, colorful work that ranges from conceptual to portraiture and landscape. His illustrations are often sports related and have been regularly featured on the covers of TIME and Newsweek and in the pages of other magazines… » 3/06/14 12:50pm 3/06/14 12:50pm

LeBron Calls Out Former Celtics For Being Hypocrites About Ray Allen

When Ray Allen took less money to leave Boston and come to Miami—and win a championship—he took heat from his former Celtic teammates. Kevin Garnett "lost" his cell phone number. Jason Terry challenged his "willingness to stick with the tough times." Paul Pierce said he couldn't forgive Allen. Even coach Doc Rivers… » 10/18/13 11:01am 10/18/13 11:01am

Paul Pierce Gets Massage, Busts Out At World Series Of Poker

New Brooklyn Net Paul Pierce decided to spend part of his summer vacation competing in this year's World Series of Poker this weekend, taking part in the $10,000 pot limit Omaha tournament. Good idea, right? We know he's good for the entry fee, and it sounds like a fun, exciting event to take part in. With a little… » 7/07/13 5:15pm 7/07/13 5:15pm

Here Lies Boston Sports Guy: Bill Simmons Reacts To Celtics/Nets Trade

The primary gift and curse of ESPN's coverage of this 2013 NBA draft has been the presence of Bill Simmons, one full year into his mid-career renaissance as a talking head/typing head combo pundit. Getting the world's most vocal Celtics fan to react in real time to the Celtics trading Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce for… » 6/27/13 11:44pm 6/27/13 11:44pm

Paul Pierce Got His Ankles Broken For The Second Time This Week

Paul Pierce is looking old these days. On Sunday, Jameer Nelson victimized him with a nasty crossover, leaving Pierce flat on his back. Last night, Pierce ended up looking helpless and silly yet again after being brought to his hands and knees by a Joe Johnson crossover. This instance of ankle breakage is especially… » 11/29/12 1:00pm 11/29/12 1:00pm

Glory Days: I Was Paul Pierce's Nightmare (In A Game We Lost By 58…

Sports greatness takes place all the time, all over the country. Sometimes, as with our own Tommy Craggs, those moments of triumph are preserved forever, even if it's on a crappy videotape that's been forgotten about and no one's watched it for years. In this occasional series, we'll show the videos and share the… » 2/22/12 6:00pm 2/22/12 6:00pm

Paul Pierce And Michael Beasley Had Asthma Attacks During A Game In…

There are known hazards for NBA players considering playing a year in China: they might not let you out of your contract if the lockout ends, and you could always get hurt, like Michael Beasley apparently did on Monday. But one of the things they don't tell you about is the omnipresent clouds of smoke that hover over… » 8/31/11 10:55am 8/31/11 10:55am

A Long List Of Sports Figures Who've Also Claimed Their Twitter Was…

As soon as Rep. Anthony Weiner first acknowledged his roiling Twitter-bulge scandal with a desperate "I've been hacked" defense last week, we knew he was guilty. "I've been hacked" is the first refuge of a cock-Tweeter. Weiner isn't the first to mistakenly send a private Twitter flirtation to a relative stranger.… » 6/07/11 2:25pm 6/07/11 2:25pm