Gabrielle Union Rips Apart Paul Pierce in Defense of Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

While many National Basketball Association fans took this as an example of Pierce's ego and confidence blinding him to the facts, Gabrielle Union, who is married to Wade, perceived the player-turned-analyst's comments as an attack tearing Wade down. For the sake of argument, I'll mention one that comes to mind instantaneously: the time Pierce was asked he was a better "pure shooter" than Klay Thompson, inherently not a question over who was the better overall player. The 41-year-old was named Finals MVP in 2008 and his No. 34 is retired by the Celtics.

A similar situation presented itself just the other day during an ESPN broadcast.

Paul Pierce has two fewer championships, three fewer All-Star selections, three fewer All-Defense honors and four fewer All-NBA selections than his longtime on-court rival, Dwyane Wade. It's also possible Pierce wasn't trying to tear Wade down as much as he was trying to build himself up.

"That's easy, I can say that off the bat, that's me", Pierce said.

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Trivino finished the sixth inning, Joakim Soria worked the seventh and Liam Hendricks finished it off in the eighth and ninth. He came up to me, and how great of a player he is, he makes mistakes. "He came up to me and was like, 'That's my fault'".

There's a lot to unpack here, and the argument is impossible to really parse.

The fallout from Pierce's assessment has made it clear the public vehemently disagrees with him here.

"That's easy", the former Boston Celtics star said of the comparison. "Both has great careers but Dwade is 3rd best SG of all-time".

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