Paul Pierce—Overrated

Jaime IrvineCorrespondent IApril 21, 2009

BOSTON - APRIL 18:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics looks on in the second half against the Chicago Bulls in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on April 18, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chicago Bulls defeated the Boston Celtics 105-103 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

First, I want to apologize for the lack of posts lately. We have been extremely busy on some other projects and just  did not have the time to work on posting our thoughts on what is going on in the basketball world.

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Fortunately, I was lucky enough to catch the last three quarters of game two of the  Boston Celtics vs. the Chicago Bulls.

I have to say that the game was filled with plenty of excitement, which is pretty typical for an NBA playoff game. 

For those of you NBA haters out there, I highly recommend watching the NBA playoffs. This might be one of the more ridiculous comments for me to make, but I believe the NBA playoffs are just as exciting as March Madness. I mean for a basketball purist, what is better than 40 games in 40 nights?

Back to the game, it was action packed and back and forth, between the two teams. Both teams couldn’t stop one  another on defense and there were some great individual feats, such as Ben Gordon dropping 40+ and Ray Allen hitting the go ahead three-pointer—yadda yadda.

What I want to talk about is something that has been bugging me for sometime, but we have seen its true colors in these playoffs.

I want all the experts and casual fans to stop telling me how amazing Paul Pierce is.

Since last year season and the NBA Finals, I have heard over and over how great Pierce is, how he lead his team to an NBA championship; how he deserves to be mentioned in the MVP voting; and even last night by Doug Collins, how he has the heart of a champion.

Yes, Paul Pierce is a good player, but he has some great players along side of him ,and the true heart of a champion on this team is his injured mate Kevin Garnet.

If the Bulls get one rebound, the Celtics would be down right now 0-2 in this series and staring elimination dead in the face.

The same Bulls who are playing without Luol Deng and have a rookie coach in Vinnie Del Negro. Without KG, the Celtics are obviously not very good. The heart and soul, the MVP of Celtics, is in street clothes with a bald head on the bench.

Do you think the Celtics give up a 115 points with KG in the lineup?

Last night put the icing on the cake that Pierce is overrated.

Down the stretch, in clutch-time, it was Rondo, and more importantly, Ray Allen who won last night’s game.

In fact, the plays  that were drawn up at the end of the game weren’t even for Pierce. Start giving credit where it is due. Ray Allen deserves a ton of credit. KG deserves a ton of credit.

Paul Pierce needs a little less credit.