Dear Bleacher Report Writers: Please Stop Bashing Paul Pierce

Ryan FryeSenior Analyst IJune 10, 2010

BOSTON - JUNE 08:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics goes up for a shot over Lamar Odom #7 and Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Three of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 8, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. 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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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I read Bleacher Report everyday and it's one of my favorite websites. So I can't help but notice that in the past few weeks, there have been numerous articles bashing Paul Pierce. When I try and defend him, I get bashed myself. Now before I start, I am a big Celtic fan, so say what you want from that standpoint.

I understand how Pierce may seem unlikable to many Lakers fans.

He does tend to put his mouth where it doesn't belong, I'll give you that, but he certainly isn't the only one with a big mouth. Heck, Phil Jackson has been talking throughout the entire NBA Playoffs. Yet does anybody care? Nope. Additionally, Kobe and Ron Artest have been in trouble in the past, yet that's all forgotten.

The other side of this is that Paul Pierce is "fake."

Now does he like attention? Sure he does. Does he flop? I haven't noticed, but maybe he does.

Who remembers when Ron Artest was hardly pushed, and went from the free throw line to the stands. Don't worry, I'm not rehashing Malice at The Palace, that's a different story, and would be a low blow of sorts.

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What other "divas" do the sports world have? To start, Kobe was in the past, along with Ochocinco and A-Rod. Every sport has those guys, it'd be boring without them!

Does Pierce fake injuries? Maybe, if you ask me, it's to get in the head of the opponent. Think about it, it gets everybody raving about him and takes pressure off The Celtics.

I am sure a few Lakers fan will try to tear this article to shreds, or even tear me to shreds. I am interested in the opinions this article will bring.

You're welcome to comment, but first wait a minute and take a deep breath. If you still think I'm wrong, then comment as to why.

Thanks for reading and let the bashing begin (sarcasm).