Former NBA star Richard Jefferson clapped again at Paul Pierce over a dig he made concerning the 2016 NBA champion throughout an interview.
Pierce appeared on the “I AM ATHLETE” podcast earlier this week and talked about every thing from the time he was stabbed whereas he was with the Boston Celtics to his firing from ESPN. The Basketball Corridor of Famer was requested who was probably the most overrated participant he performed towards and named Jefferson.
Jefferson eviscerated Pierce in a video posted to his Twitter and TikTok.
“Cease saying my identify, Cease DM’ing me @paulpierce34,” Jefferson tweeted.
The previous New Jersey Nets participant broke down how Pierce didn’t discover success till Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined the Celtics. He talked about that Jefferson helped the Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances whereas Pierce’s commerce to the Nets is taken into account one of many worst in NBA historical past.
Jefferson then talked about that he was nonetheless at ESPN and Pierce is now doing his personal factor.
Jefferson later took the video down.
“Somethings are larger than basketball. Ideas with Paul Pierce proper now,” he wrote.
Pierce performed one season with Brooklyn. He performed in 75 video games and averaged 13.5 factors and 4.3 rebounds in 2013-14.
Jefferson was the No. 13 total decide of the Nets in 2001. He spent seven seasons with the Nets. He averaged 17.4 factors, 5.4 rebounds and three assists per recreation in 489 video games. He had his finest years with New Jersey however gained a championship in 2016 with the Cleveland Cavaliers.