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Celtics Legend Paul Pierce Says He Was Better Than Dwyane Wade: 'That's Easy' | Bleacher Report



 Former Boston Celtics Paul Pierce addresses the crowd during a ceremony to retire his number following an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo / Michael Dwyer)

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Those in the NBA have spent the entire 201

8-19 season celebrating Miami Heat All-Star Guard Dwyane Wade as he heads toward retirement , but Paul Pierce still thinks he had a better career than Wade.

Pierce, who last played in 2016-17 for the Los Angeles Clippers and now serves as an analyst for ESPN, didn't need time to think when asked who The NBA player will be in history.

"That's easy!" the 41-year-old said on NBA Countdown . "I could say that off the bat. That's me."

Pierce reasoned that if he had the same teammates in his prime as Wade did with Shaquille O'Neal and LeBron James, he would be sitting on five or six championships , easy. "

Wade has won three NBA championships – one with O'Neal and two with James – while Pierce hosted the Larry O'Brien Trophy once in 2008 during the Boston Celtics Big Three era with him, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.

Wade has averaged 22 points per game since 2003. Pierce averaged 19.7 points over his 19-year career. Wade is a 13-time All-Star while Pierce was named as an All-Star 10 times (if you're in that sort of thing).

At 38-41, it appears as though the heat will miss the playoffs . If that's the case, Wade's final NBA will be at the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.


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