Thursday, September 20, 2007

A moment with Paul Pierce

In these dry days, I need anything I can find to post on the blog to keep you all entertained. And since the Celtics is both the most talked about team of the off-season and also in the same divison as the mighty Raptors, why not look at an interview Paul Pierce did on

Here are some of the more interesting comments...

Q:Thanks for chatting with us! I am very excited about this upcoming season. How is the elbow? It has bothered you for two seasons now, even after surgery. Is it fully healed or is it an ongoing problem that you will have to play around?

Paul Pierce: The elbow is fully healed. I expect no problems with it for the upcoming season. Although, I really think it might have helped my shot the past few seasons! (Laughing)

Q: How will your role change this year with the aquisitions of KG and Ray Allen?

Paul Pierce: I don't think I'll be asked to score as much as in the past, which will allow me to do other things, like rebounding. Also, my assists should go up, with better players around me.

Q:sides you, Allen and KG, who else on the roster a fan should watch out for?

Paul Pierce: I'll say James Posey, Tony Allen, Kendrick Perkins, Rajan Rondo, Brian Scalabrine, Leon Powe, our entire roster. Including Scot Pollard (Laughing). We're all in good shape and ready to go.

Q:Please give us a prediction of your videogame ranking after this season. Back in '02 and '03 you were in the high 90s, but you've slipped a little bit since... think you can regain some videogame stature?

Paul Pierce: I don't know. I haven't kept up with the video games. But this year, with us winning more, maybe that will go up. I think your video rating goes up if your team is winning and we hope to do more winning this year.

Q: 10 seconds left, down by 1, who's taking the last shot?

Paul Pierce: With this team, whoever is hot at the time!

Q: You guys almost made it to the finals a couple times a couple years back making it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals. How would you compare this team to that team when you had Antoine Walker by your side?

Paul Pierce: The team this year has higher expectations. Those other teams, snuck up on people, but this team will have more of a target on it's back than the one that reached the Eastern Conference Finals.

Paul Pierce is no Sam Mitchell

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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