Dwyane Wade responds to Paul Pierce’s bold claim
Dwyane Wade on Friday night responded to a bold claim from Paul Pierce.
While speaking in his role as an analyst for ESPN’s NBA coverage, Pierce said Friday that he had a better career than Wade.
Paul Pierce says he had a better career than Dwyane Wade pic.twitter.com/8Q6AbYNxe1
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) April 6, 2019
Pierce’s claim was met with much derision online.
NBA player Jared Dudley laughed and suggested Pierce was on drugs.
Cocaine is helleva drug! Both has great careers but Dwade is 3rd best SG of all-time https://t.co/PuvyiRfbGM
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) April 6, 2019
Wade says Dudley’s response was in line with his thinking.
You said it better than i could. https://t.co/5LhKnHW9xX
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 6, 2019
Pierce is a Hall of Fame player who probably deserves more respect than he receives, but he had a weak argument when Jalen Rose gave these comparisons:
Paul Pierce’s face as Jalen lists all the honors Dwyane Wade had that Pierce couldn’t match, with Beadle providing commentary pic.twitter.com/A4eAqEBLRE
— Bay Area Sports Guy (@BASportsGuy) April 6, 2019
However, you can always pick your stats to make the argument you want. There are other stats that make Pierce’s argument much better.
Pts: Pierce 26,397 (15 NBA history), Wade 23,065 (30)
Reb: Pierce 7,527 (81) Wade 4,913 (?)
Ast: Pierce 4,708 (73) Wade 5,680 (42)
TS%: Pierce .5679 (95) Wade .5542 (176)
ORtg: Pierce 108.78 (235) Wade 108.94 (235)
DRtg: Pierce 102.72 (109) Wade 104.45 (191)
— John Karalis ???????? (@RedsArmy_John) April 6, 2019
In the end, Pierce is just showing again that he’s jealous he didn’t get the farewell tour Wade received. We’ve learned how much he loves the spotlight.