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Paul Pierce mocks the unnecessary screaming of Wizards’ Trevor Booker (VIDEO)

Mar 15, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

Paul Pierce AP

There are plenty of players who make exaggerated vocal noise during the course of an NBA game, with Carlos Boozer of the Bulls perhaps heading up that very long list.

While it’s accepted to a certain extent, it’s also nice to see a veteran of the game point out just how ridiculous it is.

During the first quarter of the Nets matchup with the Wizards on Saturday, Trevor Booker let out a scream after blocking one of Paul Pierce‘s shots. Pierce scored on Booker the next time he had the chance, and screamed loudly right back at his opponent in retaliation.

[via The Brooklyn Game]

  1. campcouch - Mar 15, 2014 at 10:33 PM


  2. mackcarrington - Mar 15, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Magic Johnson used to be good at that. Got a lot of “phantom”foul calls.

  3. eugenesaxe1 - Mar 15, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    In news that matters, WASH won the game.

  4. bhunter1995 - Mar 16, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    All basketball players do this, from the guys at the street court to the pros. It’s not something people do to draw calls in my experience as there are no refs at a rec center or a blacktop, I think some people just do it instinctively and to call it verbal flopping is wrong.

  5. pukpokito - Mar 16, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    I suddenly remembered Larry Johnson in a UNLV game.

  6. campcouch - Mar 16, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    it’s like watching my nephew scream and cry and my brother screaming back at him lol

  7. pacers24 - Mar 16, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    id scream like that too if i was on the nets or wizards

  8. skinsovieterps - Mar 16, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Shut up Pierce, you chubby punk, you get more calls then anybody the way you flop around.

  9. nickmiller63 - Mar 16, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    This is done story! Well done, BP.

  10. lew24 - Mar 16, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Pierce was seen using an unnecessary wheelchair again?

  11. drewzducks - Mar 16, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    NBA Champ The Truth 1-A nobody from the Bullets 0

  12. wethog66 - Mar 16, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    This is an issue in the NBA, but also in the NFL as well. Players yelling and prancing around when they make a tackle on a 2 yard run on 1st down. Thank ESPN for that.

    The only sports of the major 4 that don’t have this issue are MLB and NHL. Both have established culture that keeps the unnecessary show boating BS to a bare minimum.

  13. elcapitanfiscal - Mar 16, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    I remember pierce having to be carried off the court in the finals only to return minutes later as if nothing happened. .he has no room to talk

  14. ocgunslinger - Mar 17, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Since when isn’t winning enough…..why do you have to disrespect the other team?

    Coach Carter

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