Here’s a riddle for you:
Q: What do you do if you’re a Los Angeles Lakers columnist and an NBA star predicts your Lakers are going to lose three game in a row and not return to LA for a potential Game 6?
A: You take a personal attack at his entire well-being, and then — just for fun — take a shot at Kevin Garnett too.
Via Jeff Miller of the Orange County Register:
Paul Pierce is a drama king, a man who loves to draw attention to himself whether that means faking fouls or yapping nonsense. [...]
Today we’re writing about Pierce again because it’s believed he announced late in Boston’s Game 2 victory Sunday that this matchup wouldn’t be returning to Staples Center.
Odd that one of the Celtics – their captain, even – would forecast a Laker sweep from this point, but, like we said, Pierce loves being the focal point.
Of course, the more popular theory is that he was predicting Boston would now end this showdown at home, winning Games 3, 4 and 5 here and thus the series, four games to one.
Believe us, there’s a better chance of Pierce being named Miss America during these Finals than that happening.
His prediction was caught on video – Isn’t everything these days? – and apparently was directed toward Lakers fans. Many of those fans spent Monday wringing their hands and frothing because they couldn’t wring Pierce’s neck instead.
People, why? What’s the point? Just let the little birdie chirp. Here’s a simple rule that, if followed, can ease anyone’s life: Don’t let foolish people tick you off.
Pierce’s words after Game 2 should be viewed pretty much the same way he was viewed during Game 2. With snickers and disbelieving head shakes.
And here’s what Miller wrote about Garnett:
Based on his Game 2 performance – he actually was less productive than Pierce was – Garnett evidently didn’t take exception to what Gasol said and even appeared intent on proving the Lakers’ forward correct.
Limited to 24 minutes because of foul trouble, Garnett didn’t look particularly spry in Game 2. Generally speaking, he did almost nothing. We can’t be too critical, though. You try impacting a NBA Finals game with a first step no quicker than Larry King’s.
I would respond to this shit but, frankly, I don’t have the time. The one thing I will say is that if Pierce really wanted to draw attention to himself he would have said it to the media, not a couple of fans in the fucking front row. And, umm, I wonder what this guy’s feeling are about Ron Artest and Lamar Odom.
I can’t wait until Pierce is named Miss America, Kevin Garnett interviews Lebron James and the Lakers are swept the rest of the series.