There’s no player in the NBA that I loathe more than Paul Pierce. It’s hard to explain and inherently LeBron related, but I just can’t stand the guy. With that said, I’d like to send a special shoutout to Iman Shumpert for what he did to “The Truth” tonight in Brooklyn.
In the third quarter of the Knicks 109-98 victory over the Nets, Shumpert AO’d Pierce, dropping him on his ass to oohs from Pierce’s own home crowd. Score one for the good guys.
And Shump wasn’t done, later in the fourth quarter he And-1’ed the Nets again, catching this oop off the backboard from Toure Murry. The Knicks, playing without Melo, keep the Wizards chances of eclipsing the Nets for the fifth seed alive with the win.