Paul Pierce Tebows during Hawks game (Video)
Just when you thought “Tebowing” was dead, Paul Pierce went ahead and revived it. The Celtics forward dropped down on one knee on the Atlanta Hawks logo after knocking down a free throw with 1:15 left in Game 2 on Tuesday night. Pierce had a monster game, going for 36 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 assists in his team’s 87-80 win in Atlanta.
“You like to thank God for putting you in these positions,” Pierce explained after the game. “It wasn’t pre-scripted, it just came to me,” he said of his Tebowing.
Doc Rivers didn’t see his All-Star forward drop down and pray, but he liked it when told about it.
“I missed it,” Rivers told the media. “If he did it, that’s terrific. I’m a Florida native so I’ll take that. I wish he hadn’t had done it, but I hadn’t seen it.”
Pierce may be 34 years old, but he can still get it done. Though, as he reminded everyone after the game, his efforts are not without repercussion:
44 mins toniteto old for this I need a bed right now !!!
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) May 2, 2012