Former NBA star Richard Jefferson applauded Paul Pierce for a dig he did on the 2016 NBA champion during an interview.
Pierce appeared on the «I AM ATHLETE» podcast earlier this week and talked about everything from the time he was stabbed while with the Boston Celtics to his firing from ESPN. The Basketball Hall of Famer was asked who was the most overrated player he ever played against and named Jefferson.
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Jefferson disemboweled Pierce in a video posted to his Twitter and TikTok.
«Stop saying my name, stop DMing me @paulpierce34,» Jefferson tweeted.
The former New Jersey Nets player explained how Pierce didn’t succeed until Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined the Celtics. He mentioned that Jefferson helped the Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances, while Pierce’s trade to the Nets is considered one of the worst in NBA history.
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Jefferson then mentioned that he was still on ESPN and Pierce is now doing his thing.
Jefferson later deleted the video.
«Something is bigger than basketball. Thoughts with Paul Pierce right now,» he wrote.
Pierce played one season with Brooklyn. He played in 75 games and averaged 13.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 2013-14.
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Jefferson was the Nets’ 13th overall pick in 2001. He spent seven seasons with the Nets. He averaged 17.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3 assists per game in 489 games. He had his best years with New Jersey, but won a championship in 2016 with the Cleveland Cavaliers.