2010 NBA Finals: Paul Pierce as the Native Son

June 1st, 2010 by Frances White Leave a reply »

There is little similarity between Richard Wright’s character "Bigger" in Native Son and Paul Pierce.  

The only similarity is that they both came from impoverished environments to rub elbows with the rich.  Bigger ends up on the wrong side of the law; and Pierce was stabbed from someone on the wrong side of the law.  

On Thursday the native son returns to the place of his birth to try and beat the team that he idolized as a youngster.  He did it before in 2008, but this is different —this will make him the best player in L.A.  

Bryant will forever be considered the better player in the NBA, but Paul has the bragging rights because he beat Kobe in the head-to-head match-up.

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