horrible fast break...where he gets a rebound and walks it up the floor with 3 guys ahead of him. Although he's made some stupid moves (especially those 2) he's had a hell of a game, he has kept himself under control, and wasn't dribbeling the ball much. Just one note Paul, STAY INSIDE THE ARC.
Someone is listening to Tommy too much.
First of all, he never walked the ball up the court. Didn't happen.
The play where Tommy said he shouldn't be dribbling it all the way up the court he actually went hard to the basket and drew a foul.
Even if he hadn't, there wasn't a single Celtic up the court ahead of him, let alone three. What Tommy wanted him to do was hand the rebound over to a guard when he first got it, which is fine, but it isn't fast break basketball. When the pass has been available up the wing, Pierce has been making it consistently.
Also, just because there are players up court, doesn't mean there is a passing lane to get the ball to them. Half the time Tommy screams "LOOK UP!!.......LOOK UP!!" There are defenders setting there just waiting to pick off a pass. Drives me crazy when Tommy does that.
The guy knows what he talking about as far as X's and O's go. But he gets a bee in his bonnet and then harps on it the rest of the game whether the complaint is legit in that instance or not.
It's almost like he's trying to prove to the listeners that he's always right.
One thing I've noticed is that Gorman has been calling him on it occasionally this season. Not very forcefully, but he is calling him on it when he starts getting carried away.
As for Pierce staying inside the arc, O'Brien calls all the plays. Maybe you and Tommy should take it up with him?