Jalen Rose Calls Paul Pierce ‘Petty’ to his FACE
Obviously, ESPN can never really compete with Inside the NBA. We saw its greatness the other night with Shaq and Charles Barkley laughing about LAPD, but on Wednesday night, we saw a great moment. They were discussing the whole drama that sparked over Isaiah Thomas returning to Boston again in mid-February, and it’s the same night that Celtics are honoring Paul Pierce. Well, Pierce did not want to share the moment with IT3 which Jalen turned around and called him ‘petty’ to his face.
Jalen Rose WENT AT Paul Pierce during NBA Countdown. He called him "petty" for not wanting an Isaiah Thomas tribute video to play during his evening of honor. He also called out the fact that Pierce is being honored postgame, unlike Kobe Bryant's all-game tribute. Video via ESPN: pic.twitter.com/qLoPGKvuST
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) January 18, 2018
This is fucking incredible. Jalen says what everyone’s thinking in the moment and tells Pierce this is a bad look for him. I also enjoy how Pierce tried to defend himself by saying it’s a whole game thing. Paul should just own it. He doesn’t want the attention on someone else. It makes sense as a guy who left an NBA Finals game in a fucking wheelchair. Paul loves when the spotlight is on him and only him.
PS: You can book Thomas for 30 points plus on that night.