Exactly why they need Lebron. It's a Slam Dunk Contest where they keep score..Originally posted by <b>agoo101284</b>!
I don't mind Paul being named an all-star. Its hard to argue someone else over him, including Redd. However, with the way the all-star game has developed, I don't really see Paul (or Redd if he was there) getting many minutes. Essentially, its become a street ball game and a guy like Paul doesn't have a game that goes well in that style of play.
http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/articles/2004/02/04/pierces_talent_shines_through/"There are some players who shouldn't be on there," Pierce said after being named to the Eastern Conference team yesterday. "I am not going to say who. There are guys who made it who are not having as good a year as me. But I think the coaches know what kind of player I am. They understand I am a top player and I deserve it. I would have been disappointed not to make it. I feel I am at least in the top 12 players in the Eastern Conference."
ohh please is boston had an actual PG or any forward who can rebound like one, paul's assists and boards would be way down.Originally posted by <b>rhodyruckus</b>!
Yes, and unlike others I thought he deserved it. Redd seems to be the "sexy" player everybody puts ahead of Pierce, but he has essentially the same PPG, and his boards and assists just can't compete with Paul. Marc Stein on espn.com said Redd should definitely be in and the Pierce selection was "debateable"? Please. Redd is one-dimensional.
Originally posted by <b>aquaitious</b>!
I don't know about you guys, but this is just pathetic.
I haven't read the papers in a long while, and stuff like this will just keep me from reading it.
All stars = marketabilityOriginally posted by <b>24-7</b>!
Paul Pierce does seem a bit full of himself.
I wouldn't be bragging about what a great player I am if my team was losing games the way the Celtics have been.
Danny Ainge isn't any better. Why is he encouraging a player for an All Star team when his team is as bad as the Celtics are?
Wouldn't you think he would want Paul to stay home and rest up for the dog fight the Celtics will be in over the next 3 months to make the playoffs?
Have you taken a look at Houston's contract lately?Originally posted by <b>Big John</b>!
Paul Pierce and Walter McCarty for to NY for Houston, Thomas, Doleac and fodder (Williams, Sweetney).