Paul Pierce makes an attempt to make clear feedback after evaluating his profession to Dwyane Wade’s


“I might by no means disrespect him he’s an all time nice.”

5-30-12: Miami, FL: Miami's Dwayne Wade and the Celtics Paul Pierce divde for a first aquarter loose ball. The Boston Celtics visited the Miami Heat for Game Two of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at American Airlines Arena.
Paul Pierce tried to make clear his latest feedback concerning Dwyane Wade. Globe Employees Photograph/Jim Davis)

Simply days after stating his case for why he had a greater basketball profession than former Miami Warmth star Dwyane Wade, Celtics legend Paul Pierce backtracked on a few of his feedback through Twitter on Monday morning. 

“I by no means in contrast myself to [Dwyane] Wade, I used to be [asked] a query how would u reply if u was me I might by no means disrespect him he’s an all time nice,” Pierce wrote on Twitter about Wade. “All I’m saying is the narrative surrounding me can be completely different if I used to be fortunate sufficient to play with all timers earlier in my profession.”

Pierce’s tried clarification on social media comes shortly after the Corridor of Famer mentioned his profession resume compared to Wade throughout an look on rappers Cam’Ron and Mase’s “It Is What It Is” YouTube sequence. 

Pierce, who first proclaimed again in 2019 that he was a greater participant than Wade, argued on “It Is What It Is” that his profession accolades had been extra spectacular than Wade’s as a result of lack of star expertise round him throughout his early years in Boston.

Whereas Pierce ultimately gained an NBA title in 2008 alongside fellow stars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, most of his first 10 years with the Celtics had been primarily spent on rebuilding rosters.

Wade gained three championships throughout his professional profession, with the taking pictures guard serving as a key cog on a number of Miami rosters additionally that includes elite skills like LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, and Chris Bosh.

“Put Shaq [O’Neal] on my crew. Put LeBron [James] and [Chris] Bosh with me. I’m not gonna win one?” Pierce mentioned on “It Is What It Is”. “Put me, LeBron, and Bosh, we not gonna win a pair?

“For a very long time, my abilities went unappreciated as a result of I didn’t get to play with quite a lot of nice gamers,” Pierce continued. “After which I received to play with KG and Ray [Allen] previous their prime. 4 years earlier, you place me, Ray, and KG collectively, you assume we’re not strolling away with three ‘ships?”

Throughout his Twitter response on Monday, Pierce famous that a number of different star gamers from his technology additionally didn’t have a lot assist throughout their respective careers, together with Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter, Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson, Grant Hill, and Chris Webber.

“This [is] not about me evaluating myself to him,” Pierce mentioned of Wade. “It’s simply Goat gamers on the market the place the narrative can be completely different if given [the] identical kind of teammates … D-Wade a lot respect that’s not what I’m on.”