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Paul Pierce Takes a Dig at LeBron James Again, Says He Underachieved with Miami Heat

Paul Pierce Takes a Dig at LeBron James Again, Says He Underachieved with Miami Heat

Dwayne Wade and LeBron James

Two former teammates at Boston Celtics, Kendrick Perkins and Paul Pierce had opposite views on LeBron James. while talking on ESPN’s Countdown show. Paul Pierce felt Miami Heat should have achieved much more when they had the big-three of James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.

“Let’s be honest. When we saw that LeBron was going to Miami with D Wade and Chris Bosh, did you not think they would run the table? It was like, that team, nobody can beat them. They should’ve been 1-4, they skated with 2-4 but they probably should’ve won 3 out of 4,” he said.

It was only last week that Pierce had named his top-five NBA players of all-time and excluded LeBron James from the list. Pierce backed his non-selection of James saying he never built an organization from the scrap while a few others like Michael Jordan had done.

Kendrick Perkins puts LeBron James among the greats; says he was a tougher opponent than Kobe Bryant

Discussing with Pierce on the Countdown show, his teammate at Celtics, Kendrick Perkins tried to put James among the greats.

“All I know is it was a lot easier to win against Kobe Bryant than it was against LeBron James. You can talk if you want to talk, but I was right there in the thick of things with you. I know he (Pierce) had to really prep for LeBron James and when we got to the Lakers it was smacked up six,” Perkins said.

While there may be various perspectives about LeBron James, there wouldn’t be many who would keep him out of the all-time greats in the NBA. James, 35, is currently in his 17th season in the NBA. He has won three titles and was the Finals MVP on all three occasions.

He also has four MVP awards to his name. James has also been a fan-favorite since his arrival in the NBA. The only season he wasn’t a part of the All-Star game was in his rookie season.

Given his fitness levels, James does seem to have a few more years of basketball left and he can only add to his accolades.

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