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LeBron says Celtics, Paul Pierce are his only rival

Chuck - Red's Army June 5, 2013 Celtics News, Paul Pierce 9 Comments

I don’t really have an individual rival, but I think the closest would have to be Paul Pierce.

I would say Boston is a rival of mine, because I’ve met them so many times in the post season, I’ve been able to advance against them, they’ve sent me home fishing a few times…

LeBron touched on the rival topic because Ahman Rashad was trying to force Kobe Bryant into the equation. Wrong.

It’s the Celtics and Paul Piece and no one else is close. But with Pierce’s career winding down and LeBron in his prime, there’s time for someone else (Paul George, Kevin Durant) to emerge.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst wrote this fantastic piece on the James/Pierce rivalry last May.

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  • KGino

    Wow, Lebron saying something intelligent for a change.

    Don’t let Pierce go, Danny! Lebron is lucky Pierce has lost a step, otherwise we woulda sent him home fishing many more times

  • eddysamson

    lol Kobe…you have to play someone in a few grueling series throughout the post season or finals to develop a rivalry. What a stretch. Pierce makes perfect sense.

    • Devon

      That’s just the media being disingenuous and Ahman trying to manufacture James/Bryant rivalry when they’re isn’t. Pierce/James/Celtics would seem like the logical, because they’ve battled each other the past few years. Pierce and James alone have battled each other the past 10yrs. The Celtics/Lebron rival have been going 6yrs since KG and RA arrived in Boston 5 seasons ago.

  • LA Flake

    as i said a few times, the truth is the only player in the league who has destroyed supposedly the best: leflopper, wade, kobe, vince & tmac in their hay days, etc, etc. hell, paul still scores effortlessly against leflopper!

  • Arthur

    Gotta give LeBron credit. LeBron’s a once-in-a-generation talent, and for him to name check PP like that shows some respect and also shows that he understands his place in the Game.

    James isn’t the most mature star in the league, but ask a less mature guy like Dwight Howard the same question, and… actually, Kobe’s kind of true in that case.

  • Chulinho

    Anybody else catch what Ray Allen said?

  • Devon

    When’s the media outrage coming, because u know some in the media can’t accept the argument of a Boston Celtic OR a Celtics team being Lebron’s biggest rival. We’ll just have to wait for Stephen A. Smith, Kurt Helin and Matt Moore to comment on this. LOL

  • Chris Laterza

    Kobe and the Lakers are Paulies only rival

  • justforlolz

    If ‘Bron keeps this up and i’m gonna have to start respecting him as person too ;p