NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics’ Paul Pierce Faces Identity Crisis

May 8th, 2010 by Frances White Leave a reply »

The Celtics got sucker-punched by LeBron and his elbow in Game Three.  He struck early and often leaving the Celtics staggering before the first quarter even finished.  

A usually efficient Rajon Rondo was forced to carry most of the offensive load as Paul Pierce withered under LeBron's glare.  Pierce looked like this was his first go-round with his royal 'elbow-ness,' LeBron James.

It looks like James has gotten into Paul's head, and it's not a good thing for the Celtics. He looks like a player who is sulking because he feels the changing of the guard while defending James and the uncertainty of Rondo's emergence. 

Pierce simply does not know where he fits in the Celtics present with the future, Rajon Rondo and LeBron James clearly outplaying him.

His ego is clearly taking a beating as he bristles under media scrutiny about his poor play and Rondo possibly being t ...

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