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5 reasons why Paul Pierce is underrated

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#4 When he did win the title, it was with an all-time great team

NBA Finals Game 6: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics
Pierce with the Larry O'Brien trophy in 2008

The Boston Celtics signed Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett through blockbuster trade deals that belied belief at the time - Garnett was the subject of a 7-players-for-1 trade that had the most players switching sides in exchange for one player (the Chris Paul trade has since emulated this record).

The NBA had never seen three two-way superstars in their prime align their basketball goals in this way, and thus, the eventual championship that the Celtics won that season was attributed more to overall star power than to a single player's play. All 3 players sacrificed their scoring touches in order to help the team win games, and it paid off handsomely for the team - allowing the 3 Hall of Famers to get a taste of the championship champagne.

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Started as an Arsenal fan at the age of 6. Became a Ronaldo and a Real Madrid fan after the 2002 World Cup. Watched the NBA with increasing frequency over the past 15 years or so. Played both games with my high school team at some of the highest levels there are in India. Played against East Bengal u-17s in college. A member of Mercurial FC, 1st division Amateur League team in Bangalore.
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