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Paul Pierce still hasn’t watched Game 7 of 2010 Finals vs. Kobe Bryant, Lakers

Paul Pierce, Kobe Bryant, Celtics

Boston Celtics icon Paul Pierce could have captured his second NBA title in 2010, but the Celtics lost to Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7 at Staples Center.

On the latest episode of the All The Smoke Podcast hosted by former NBA forwards Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Pierce said he still hasn’t watched Game 7 of that series:

“I still have not watched that Game 7,” Paul Pierce said. “We were up double digits in that game, I still haven’t watched it to this day … I don’t know if I could. I’m like looking at what could’ve been a second championship, I don’t think I’ll ever watch that game.”

The Celtics lost Game 7 to the Lakers by a final score of 83-79. The Lakers outscored the Celtics 30-22 in the fourth quarter.

Pierce finished that game with 18 points on 5-of-15 shooting from the field. Meanwhile, for the Lakers, Bryant had 23, although he shot 6-of-24 overall. Kobe won his second Finals MVP, while Pierce left Staples Center disgusted with himself.

“The Truth” was a 10-time All-Star with the Celtics. He’s the Celtics all-time leader in 3-point field goals, free-throws and steals. Pierce is second to only the legendary John Havlicek on Boston’s all-time scoring list.

Pierce will be an NBA Hall of Famer one day. He finished his career with averages of 19.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 1,343 games with the Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers.