2010 NBA Finals: Be Careful What You Wish For Paul Pierce

June 7th, 2010 by Jeff Leadbeater Leave a reply »
"We ain't coming back to LA!"

Those are mighty big words coming from somebody who only shot 2-for-11 last night, and hasn't made a three-pointer yet in these NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Sure, Paul Pierce has the game to back those words up. After a relatively pedestrian (for him, anyway) semifinal round for the Boston Celtics against the Cleveland Cavaliers, he turned his game up to the max against the Orlando Magic, averaging 24.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and four assists per game.

It just sounds funny coming from somebody who only scored 10 points.

Paul Pierce is no stranger to big talk. After Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals, he allegedly posted on his Twitter account, "Anybody got a BROOM?" He later claimed his account was hacked and deleted it. The Magic lost Game Three in Boston, but caught the Celtics napping and extended the series to six games, taking valuable rest time from the old team.

Even assuming Paul is speaking the truth about being hacked, he was quoted in the postgame interview after Game Two saying, "We're coming home to close it out." Even if the tweet wasn't his doing, i ...

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