Celtics legend Paul Pierce thinks he’d have multiple rings if he were in Heat star Dwyane Wade’s shoes
Paul Pierce didn’t mince words when asked on NBA Countdown’s “Truth Serum” segment who had the better career between him or the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade as the Boston Celtics great picked himself without hesitation.
The two players are nearly deadlocked on every category mentioned having both been Finals Most Valuable Players to which Pierce countered that had he been blessed with the supporting cast Wade had with the Heat during his championship runs, he would “be sitting on 5 to 6 championships easily” as seen on the clip below.
"You give me Shaq! You give me LeBron! … I'd be sitting on 5 or 6 championships."
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 6, 2019
Jalen Rose pointed out, however, that the Celtics had Antoine Walker (to which Pierce predictably scoffed at) and later the blueprint for ‘super teams’ in Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett alongside budding point guard Rajon Rondo, which produced a quick title and some deep playoff appearances but happened around the tail end of The Truth’s career already (and the same could be said for Garnett and Allen as well).
Pierce reasons that while he did team up with Shaquille O’Neal later on, he was already on the verge of retiring compared to when he first arrived in Miami around the time Wade was only 23 and in his second season. Then factor in a proven All-Star in Chris Bosh and a GOAT-level player in LeBron James to form a troika in their mid to late 20s and athletic primes, then the 6-foot-7 NBA analyst does have a point.