Paul Pierce‘s comments have the whole city talking.
In case you missed it, Pierce, one of the Nets’ newest star imports, recently told ESPN New York 98.7 FM, “I think it’s time for the Nets to start running this city.”
On Wednesday, die-hard Knicks fan Spike Lee fired back.
“Other teams are making a lot of noise with their big, major announcements with every move, like the Nets,” Lee told ESPNNewYork.com during an event honoring Carmelo Anthony for his contributions to the New York City community. “The Knicks have been very quiet assembling their team, which I love. I love the fact that people are picking the Knicks fifth or lower in the East. It’s great; let people think that. Paul Pierce is talking crazy.”
I know why Paul Pierce has ramped up the preseason trash talking. He’s trying to psych himself up for a season in Brooklyn.
Sure, his team has championship aspirations but his heart is still in Boston.
I find it hilarious that league officials had to tell Jim Dolan and Mikhail Prokhorov to play nice.
If I was sitting in the commissioner’s chair, I would have sent the following memo:
It’s rather embarrassing that two franchises that haven’t won squat in 40 years are dominating media headlines.
Please refrain from trash talking until one of your pitiful franchises wins something other than a division title.
And how delusional is Spike Lee? He’s happy with Andrea Bargnani and Ron Artest?