The Truth is getting dragged up and down timelines for giving his honest opinion on who he thinks is the top five players in the NBA. Following ESPN and Netflix’s exceptional 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, The Last Dance analysts who have nothing to talk about for obvious reasons have been stuck on the barbershop debate of comparing Michael Jordan and LeBron James when it comes to GOAT status.
During a recent taping of NBA Countdown, Paul Pierce let it be known that it’s most certainly not LeBron James. In fact, according to Paul Pierce, James is not even a Top 5 player in the NBA.
“Bill Russell built up the organization in Boston. He should get way more credit than we give him, and a lot of times, he gets left out of the conversation,” Pierce said. “So in saying that, Kareem, Magic, Jordan, Tim Duncan, Kobe, Bird. These guys are all-time top 10 players who either helped build up their organization or continued the tradition.”
Pierce believes that Jame didn’t do that with any of the teams he was on.
“He went and put together a team in Miami, and in some ways, he came back to Cleveland to put that team together, and then he went to the Lakers, where a tradition has already been made. And we don’t know, you know, that’s still to be continued. So in saying that, that’s my argument.”
As with any of Paul Pierce’s hot takes, his NBA brethren Jalen Rose, Jay Williams, and co-host Maria Taylor definitely didn’t agree with him.
Neither did Twitter, you can peep all the well deserved jokes sent The Truth’s way in the gallery below.
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He got 1000 points on just Paul pierce 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/29xWHGQIjl— Romeo Travis (@RomeTrav) May 21, 2020
Paul Pierce doesn’t have LeBron James in his top 5 list of all time NBA players. pic.twitter.com/4Yq2IBa4zU— trey wingo (@wingoz) May 21, 2020
Paul Pierce since becoming an analyst 👇— ethan.💔 (@hoodiebooker2) May 21, 2020
• Claimed he had a better career than D. Wade
• Said he was a better shooter than Klay
• Said LeBron isn’t even a Top 5 Player of All-Time
Might be time to change his nickname from “The Truth” to “A Lie” pic.twitter.com/1SW2f1Q65l
Never forget, Draymond to Paul Pierce: “they don’t love you like that. you thought you was Kobe?”😂💀pic.twitter.com/RFS70vWHn8— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA) May 21, 2020
"I don't agree with Paul Pierce due to his rationale. To say LeBron isn't Top 5 because he didn't build a dynasty? You look real petty, bruh. Do you realize LeBron is not a GM? Some players go to teams where the front office is incompetent."— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) May 21, 2020
— @ShannonSharpe pic.twitter.com/iuuVXHm1Nw
Paul Pierce is still mad about this. pic.twitter.com/fpsiJsMHqZ— Gilly Mcfly ➐ (@YungBlk_Proud) May 21, 2020
The only time you read or hear of Paul Pierce is when he talks about LeBron James. Which is probably why he gets so angry and starts talking about...LeBron James— Ken Carman (@KenCarman) May 21, 2020
Game of Zones finale had Paul Pierce crowed the GOAT and Paul Pierce didn't do shit in the battle and was crowned the GOAT/King like Bran lol. Game of Zones shitting on Game of Thrones is so funny 😂😂 also shows how dumb GOAT debates are.— Gavin (@GavinSuarez77) May 21, 2020
Everytime Paul Pierce Resurfaces, Just remember people had to actually it him in his place, “You not Kobe” pic.twitter.com/krmtoFla5Q— The Rona Lisa (@TheBrianBee) May 21, 2020
Twitter every time Paul Pierce opens his mouth pic.twitter.com/XQ2qBFy2iX— Daniel 🧢 (@Daniel033048) May 21, 2020
Y’all really be getting worked up over those player rankings. Paul Pierce could rank Lebron 300th and I wouldn’t give a shit. It’s bait.— El Presidente of Griselda Records (@el_budget) May 21, 2020
Kendrick Perkins says Paul Pierce’s all-time list is ‘personal’ and his beef with LeBron started in LeBron’s rookie year— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) May 21, 2020
"Paul is talking noise to the bench...He's talking big noise to the Cavs bench...Paul actually spits over there at the bench.” 😯
(🎥 ESPN) pic.twitter.com/FmNBw1JVxz
Paul Pierce left LeBron out of his Top 5 players of all time, so might as well bring this video back pic.twitter.com/1Db07jS5Xg— ᴊᴡᴇᴘᴘ (@JWepp) May 20, 2020
Never forget when Paul Pierce threw his headband in the stands after a game and the fan threw it back 💀 pic.twitter.com/Jtai3zsTfE— BronAndBrow (@BronAndBrow) May 21, 2020
what do you think Paul Pierce is more salty about, this or 45/15/5 🙃 https://t.co/Yp0pD2UtYq— Rawan (@rawan) May 21, 2020
How we see this image vs how Paul Pierce sees this image pic.twitter.com/wif4tCavZb— PJ No Gloves (@3testes) May 20, 2020
Paul Pierce saying LeBron isn't Top 5 like we forgot what REALLY happened here pic.twitter.com/WUpgLfBSRv— Dunk Bait (@DunkBait) May 20, 2020
Like I said before...WHO THR FUCK IS PAUL PIERCE? he looks awfully familiar to that guy for the Celtics that shit himself mid game and then faked an injury to save himself from embarrassment https://t.co/FeGt7wZbvk pic.twitter.com/YSWdNLbCY3— Goat (@_The_GOAT_3) May 20, 2020