Re: Van Gundy Say Phil Jackson's comment ignorant.
posted at 11/25/2010 8:45 PM EST
In Response to Re: Van Gundy Say Phil Jackson's comment ignorant.
[QUOTE]Dear Showtime32... Re: "Perhaps you should turn you're vision to 'I'm the greatest player in the world'-Paul Pierce. That's arrogance, especially when you consider he's not even top 10! " Paul Pierce is arrogant? This is actually what was said: "Q: Is Kobe really the best player in the world? Pierce: I don't think Kobe is the best player. I'm the best player. There's a line that separates having confidence and being conceited. I don't cross that line but I have a lot of confidence in myself." And this makes him arrogant? Confidence makes him arrogant? He probably ranks third or fourth in Celtics history. Let's review some of Paul's accomplishments, shall we. He scored his 20,000 point as a Boston Celtic. He is an all-time franchise great player. He's the 36th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points, doing so with less than 14 seconds in an overtime game win. He can shoot, is unselfish, took less money this year, sacrifices his body, pushes himself, IS the captain of his team and certainly a leader on the court. I would imagine that he's going to be a Hall of Famer, too. Let's see, what else? Hmm. Oh! He ranks second to Larry Bird in scoring per game. So two things, when you're going to quote something, make sure you quote it correctly. He never said "I'm the greatest player in the world." Remember, taking bits and pieces of a quote is for cowards. And, if I'm not mistaken, this was in 2009. And, two, maybe he's not in the top 10...But, I'd say he's pretty damn good!
Posted by malexandra[/QUOTE]
Firstly. PP saying he's the best is a proclamation he's the best in the world. Not only wrong but arrogant.
Lets look at Kobe's accomnplishments in comparisson:
Scored over 26,000 points as a Los Angeles Laker. ( 6000 or so more than PP)5 time NBA Champion
(4 more than PP)
An all time league franchise player!
2-time Finals MVP (1 more than PP)
A better shooter than PP, captain of the back to back World NBA Champions.8 time all NBA First Team
5 60pt games, 24 50pt games,104 40pt games, and a staggering 81 pt game against the Raptors.
10 time All Defensive NBA Team
Olympic Gold medallist.
Kobe is a lock for Hall of Fame.
Looking at stats alone, for PP to even go anywhere near mentioning his name in the same breath as Kobe is sheer arrogance. Oh, and who will ever forget "we aint coming back to LA" comment after game 2 of the 2010 Finals. Sheer arrogance!
I wonder, how did that work out for PP?!