Paul Pierce’s appearance in the China Intercontinental Club Championships did not result in a championship, and his team, the Kentucky Bisons — which also featured Michael Beasley and Tyson Chandler — failed to make the finals of the tournament. In the consolation game, Pierce reportedly mustered just three points in fourteen minutes of court time during a win against the Beijing Jinyu Ducks.
I am assuming Pierce was either not trying, sick, suffered a mysterious elbow injury nobody would stop talking about, or Delonte West recently had sexual relations with his mother. Because under normal circumstances Pierce — who looked in good shape during the miserable-sounding video below (your mute button will come in handy) — would shoot better than 1-4 against the almighty Beijing Jinyu Ducks. For comparison’s sake, Beasley led the Bisons with 32 points while apparently refraining from fighting any fans.
In the championship game, former NBA player Kyle Weaver (raise your hand and eat a cookie if you remember him from his days with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and buy yourself a trophy if you know he played for the Jazz last season) won the tournament MVP as Alba Berlin ousted Cairns Tapans 84-67 — you know, just in case any of you were wondering.