Paul Pierce gets his ass kicked on a daily basis. But he keeps coming back for more. But it ain't easy. He went through hours and hours of ice treatments and massage to get ready for Game 1.
"I didn't think I would feel this way before the game, especially after that Game 7," he said. "But I've been doing the things necessary to get me back on the court so I'll feel fresh."
But KG knows its more than that… which puts Paul in a class by himself.
"The things he does on the floor don't surprise me. You see him work on it every day. He's probably one of the strongest mental players in the league. He's able to, for some reason, lock in a zone there and get his work done and come in today and carry it over to the floor. And not a lot of players can do that in this league.”
It will serve Paul Pierce well to continue this pace. I see a Nike sneaker ad in his future if he does. And not one of these where he's standing there with a bunch of other guys.