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Paul Pierce’s reaction to J.R. Smith: “Who?”

Sep 19, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

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Which seems more staged right now, the Knicks/Nets rivalry or the show “Amish Mafia?”

I can’t tell, but I can turn off the Amish Mafia show (and have). However, as an NBA news blog I have a level of obligation to bring you this.

Remember J.R. Smith fired some shots across the bow of the Knicks and Paul Pierce and the Knicks, plus he said the Knicks were title contenders. What is Pierce’s reaction?

The two teams do not even play until December. I’m really over the silly back-and-forth, maybe it plays better in New York but from a distance it plays out like Amish Mafia. The only way this thing gets real is if they meet in the playoffs. (And i really want them to meet in the first round of the playoffs.)

The only sensible person in this whole thing has been Bernard King.

  1. zwilhelm16 - Sep 19, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    I bet if Pierce was 16 and in high school he would know who he was!

    • adamsjohn714 - Sep 19, 2013 at 7:20 PM

      but he’s not. He’s a HOF lock and Celtic legend.

      • kb2408 - Sep 19, 2013 at 7:25 PM

        I think you might’ve missed his point, sir.

      • adamsjohn714 - Sep 19, 2013 at 7:37 PM

        haha I may have KB24

      • badintent - Sep 20, 2013 at 12:22 AM

        He’s a legend in his own mind. But gets bagged, tagged and racked by LBJ for the last 3 years. Wait till his car gets stolen in Brooklyn.

  2. kb2408 - Sep 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    “I can turn off the Amish mafia show (and have).” Did you actually turn it on to begin with?!
    I’m loving all this back and forth between the two teams. This upcoming NBA season should truly be FANTASTIC!!

  3. 00maltliquor - Sep 19, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    I on the other hand am Mc Lovin’ it!!

    I want to see 3 ejections per game between the two teams minimum!! Maybe even a few elbows and some flagrant 1’s!! I want coaches getting Ts and fur flying!!

  4. imakcds - Sep 19, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Think of all the banter between NY and NJ like this:
    They sure ain’t worrying about the Celtics.
    After the way Celt fans ushered their stars unceremoniously out the door, I give Pierce and KG and Doc a whole lot of credit for being so diplomatic about it.

    • andyhr17 - Sep 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

      Unceremoniously? Everyone knew it was coming for years. The Celtics even packaged them together so they could stay teammates and play for a competitor. How did the Celtics wrong them in any way?

      • imakcds - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:52 AM

        The Last Great Celtic Championship Teams was WRONGLY denied a chance to continue in CHAMPIONSHIP FORM when that team got busted up, and it DESTROYED the Magic and Comaraderie that team possessed.
        You ALL FAIL to acknowledge it,
        AINGE is a DUNDERHEAD.

      • andyhr17 - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM

        Easy there tiger, simmer down.

    • kjereld615 - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:52 PM

      “After the way Celt fans ushered their stars unceremoniously out the door” I read and reread this statement in order to make sure I was not reading it wrong. Where have you read or seen that the Celtics fan wanted the big 3 gone (Rondo, KG, Pierce) or Doc? We all knew it was coming but we all didn’t want to see it happen. When it did we all were hurt. When they were traded we didn’t celebrate, we didn’t cheer in jubilation, nor did we feel happy about it. It was something we never wanted to see happen, but it did and we’ll learn to live with it. Doc was unexpected and although many might hate him for it, I’ll give him a pass. He gave us some of his best years and he’s at a point in his life where he getting old and spending time rebuilding will not benefit him. He would rather be on a team where he could get a championship possibly in two or three years down the line, not five to six. Your statement is baseless and idiotic. Go away.

  5. rotaylla - Sep 19, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Am not suprise at all bout JR Smith foolish utterances, who should be? except people that dope just like him. lf he has any morals left in him he should just keep quiet.and tried to get his carrier back on track after his recent suspension for doping. l bet the knicker bockers were not bargaining for this when they gave him the contract. They wiill have with this for at least this season and next.

  6. vi3tguy415 - Sep 20, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Pierce, grow up! How old r u to play that game? If its someone like Luke Walton then go ahead and ask who who who? Used to like Pierce but he has been yapping way too much before even playing the first game.

    • kjereld615 - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:56 PM

      So has J.R hence the reason why Paul had to reply. Wonder if you feel the same about J.R? Listen a rivalry is nothing without it’s silly banter during the off-season. It’s what fuels them upon their first meeting and their meetings going forward. It adds intensity to the already intense games. Are they childish at times? Yeah, but what else are these players going to do during the off-season?

  7. papichulo55 - Sep 20, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    The success of the ‘Honey Nut Cheerios’ trashtalk will not be forgotten. All of the Knicks should expect these attempts to get in their heads. Pierce knows exactly what he is doing.

    • skinsfanwill - Sep 20, 2013 at 4:11 PM

      That was KG, not Pierce. I’mm not sure what all the hype is about. Neither one of these teams can beat Indiana, or Miami. and probably not Chicago either.

      • kjereld615 - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM

        To be honest you can never be truly safe with Indiana. They are a really good team but they do not look like a champion. A champion would have closed out that series, yet they kept turning the ball over. Turnovers has plagued them for far too long. It’s about time they correct that. Until they do, most teams will have a chance against them.

      • ProBasketballPundit - Sep 21, 2013 at 12:04 AM

        You might be right, but we’re giving Indiana a lot of credit for a team with a few weeks of success. Before the playoffs they struggled big time, only won 49 games. I expect them to be good again, but let’s not necessarily grant them the same playoff success next season.

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