Paul Pierce was in Spain for the past few days and everyone's buzzing about what he said over there. I think it's a big pile of nothing… but since there seems to be some reaction to it… here it is.
First… a bunch of Spurs fans are all hot and bothered by this.
Q: Is Kobe really the best player in the world?
Pierce: I don’t think Kobe is the best player. I’m the best player. There’s a line that separates having confidence and being conceited. I don’t cross that line but I have a lot of confidence in myself.
Q: Who are your top five favorite players in the NBA today?
Pierce: Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins and Paul Pierce.
There are some insane reactions in that link… people just being idiots. But what is he supposed to say? His favorite players are his teammates. Perfect answer… and he loves himself too.
Here's more of his interview… which includes the next interesting aspect:
Q: Celtics fans have suffered a lot these last few years. Does this title signal the end of this black period?
A: I hope so, at least for as long as I am on the team. I will play there for the next five years and I hope to win each year, or at least as much as possible.
5 years? But Paul… you're only under contract for the next three. That would mean………
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