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Enemy Chatter: Paul Pierce is a salty dog warrior

Chuck - Red's Army March 17, 2013 Enemy Chatter, Paul Pierce 10 Comments

We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Charlotte. 

“There are three things in terms of the offensive side of the ball,” Dunlap said. “He plays up top, and they use the pick and roll up there nice. And then when he’s not going up top, then he’ll post you. And then the third part of his game are easy baskets, free throws. He’s inevitably going to get to the free throw line. He’s much like Melo (Carmelo Anthony). He’s diverse in how he does things, and he can get some cheap ones off the offensive boards.”

Then the coach got to the heart of the matter — the stuff that isn’t on the stat sheet but most certainly finds its way into the final score.

“The other thing,” said Dunlap, “is that obviously he’s going to be a Hall of Famer, and two is he just settles the entire team down. He has a very calm disposition, and he doesn’t get too high or too low. That’s been his career.

“He’s just a salty dog warrior.”

Boston Herald

Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap (I still have no idea who this guy is or where he came from) with a good summary of Paul Pierce’s game. He’s spot on with the ‘calm disposition’ comment.

If I told you before the game, Pierce would have just 7 shots in 23 minutes, you might think the Celtics were blown out. But he was brilliant; 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Just giving the game what it needs.

Read the rest of the article and you’ll get some good stuff from Doc Rivers about how he often underrated Pierce when he was coaching in Orlando.

All hail the Truth.

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  • Cam

    Doc coached in Miami? ;)

    • http://redsarmy.com/ John Karalis

      ha… Chuck and I were having a conversation about Miami when was posting this…. it’s fixed

    • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.mckenney1 Chuck McKenney

      Got Miami and the winning streak on my mind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HerooftheDay5 Tommy McMahon

    Flying up from Kansas City tomorrow just to see him play. Been my favorite player since forever.

  • LA Flake

    We’re UNDEFEATED without KG this year. Are we, are we a better team without KG???????????

    As for Pierce, if you had told me five years ago that Pierce will evolve into one of the best point forwards in the league, I would’ve laughed my ass off. But here he is, giving the TEAM what it needs game in and game out and yet he’s always been underrated and under-appreciated even in Boston.

    (I was kidding about KG)

    • ShawnCVD

      Pierce is sooo good. He’seither vastly underrated or everyone else is vastly overrated and he’s gets just the right amount of credit. Best Celtic since Bird by miles

      • LA Flake

        we should’ve totally traded him for marshon brooks. or shaun livingston.

    • JG

      Out of curiosity, were you mocking people saying they might be better without rondo? Or were you joking all together?

      If you were joking all together that’s fine. But if you were mocking people saying they are better without rondo I just want to point out how ridiculous that sounds. It’s not even comparable.

      1. They beat the bobcats without KG and have beaten (to name a few) heat, lakers, clippers, jazz, warriors, nuggets, hawks, pacers, Knicks, among others without rondo.

      2. They have played 2 games without KG and 22 without rondo.

      3. They have a good record WITH KG while they did NOT when rondo went down, which is why the speculation they may be better without him even started.

      In other words, if you’re one who thinks they are better with rondo and this was to mock people like me, then just realize how little that even made sense.

      If you were just joking, then ignore all of this.

      • LA Flake

        Actually, I believed all along that we would be better off without Rondo. Trading him for a good big would’ve been my dream. As for my KG comment, I was totally joking. I love KG. He and Pierce are the heart and soul of this team.

        • JG

          Oh, okay. That’s what I originally thought was that you were one of the guys that saw the same thing I did. I was confused. My bad man.