The Miami Heat have officially eliminated the Brooklyn Nets and can now be rid of their trash talking until next season. There is no love lost between these two teams and in particular LeBron James and Paul Pierce. As we learned yesterday, Pierce’s hatred for LeBron goes as far back as allegations that James tried to lure Doc Rivers away from his as Boston Celtics head coach and the sins only mounted from there.
Pierce wanted to take on LeBron in this series, but when asked after the series clinching win what he thought about Pierce’s words, LeBron really couldn’t care less.
Of Pierce asking for the challenge of guarding him in the series, LeBron said, “I don’t really care. I don’t believe there’s a one-on-one matchup that can guard me anyways.”
The Heat and LeBron very clearly got the last word in here, as they are moving on and the Nets are left to sulk back home to Brooklyn, trying to figure out how they let a lead slip away. Maybe it was some of that one-on-one Pierce was so hot and bothered to get a shot at.