I happened to notice a couple of things going through about a thousand different post-championship pictures. Paul Pierce damn near killed himself… twice.
First… when he stood up to celebrate getting the MVP.
Check out the look on Doc's face. Now check out all the NBA lackeys holding that table together while Paul goes mental. Its one thing for Wyc Grousbeck to get up there… but he's not 6'7", 240.
Honestly, wouldn't that have been a bitch? He survives getting stabbed a million times… only to succumb to poorly constructed particle board.
Anyway… here's near-death experience #2:
This time.. it's owner Steve Pagliuca clinging to his investment as he celebrates. FYI: Those stairs are supposed to come down so people can climb up into the boats. Lord knows what kind of latch is on those things. Poor Celtics management… here they had a chance to celebrate a title… and they had to spend all their time making sure the Finals MVP made it to the weekend in one piece.
And finally… there's this:
I KNEW Pierce slid into second at Fenway. This could almost be near-death experience #3. Have you ever seen how fanatical Fenway's ground crew is about their field? Paul's lucky he's not tied up gimp-style in some long-forgotten basement at Fenway.
Hey Paul… we're thrilled too… but take it easy, huh? We'd like to do this again next year… and you're sort of important to the team.
(Photos courtesy Getty, AP and Reuters)