And he wonders why folks like Dwyane Wade better. When he was forced to crown Jalen Rose the ESPN NBA Countdown "Friendly Wagers" champion, Paul Pierce decided to ruin the moment by either losing his grip on the trophy or spiking it to the ground 100% on purpose. So, was it intentional? You be the judge.
Given the fact that Rose is documented on TV saying that Wade was indeed better when the Pierce-Wade "debate" had reached a fever pitch, maybe this was The Truth exacting sweet revenge on national television. If so, well played.
He did it on purpose Jalen, he still mad about D Wade being better. 藍藍藍— 老 ᴷⁱⁿᵍ ᴰᵃⱽⁱᴰ (@King_David_Ja) April 21, 2019
Or maybe this was just Pierce's own incompetence, as some Twitter users were quick to point out? It's quite possible.
It MIGHT NOT be on purpose we’ve all seen Paul Pierce handle the ball...— Terry Trevino (@3T_Terry) April 21, 2019
Even when NBA Twitter's least favorite player's pulls off a hilarious stunt, he can't get any mercy from the replies.
It’s because he doesn’t have that much experience holding trophies— Ace Boogy (@3Horstman) April 21, 2019
Pierce has 10 All-Star appearances, a ring, and a Finals MVP, while all Rose had in his career was one Most Improved Player nod.