Can you imagine the Celtics without Paul Pierce?
UPDATE: The LA Times pulled the post, then put it back with this note: [For the record: An earlier version of this post contained an inappropriate comment about Pierce relating to an incident in 2000 in which he was stabbed repeatedly. That comment has been removed.]
From a Los Angeles Times guide to hating the Celtics:
By the way, Pierce's idea of a fun night is going clubbing and getting stabbed. Good times!
Does the fact that Paul Pierce's new boston.com blog is really "as told to" rather than something from his own hand detract from it in any way? At least the Globe is up front (well, bottom of blog) about the fact that reporter Julian Benbow is the one actually composing the sentences that appear on screen; it's not like they hired somebody like this.
The Orlando Sentinel interviews former Celtic Tony Battie on the night he went out with his brother and Paul Pierce to an afterhours party at the Buzz Club on Stuart Street:
... Eight years ago, in the wee hours of Sept. 25, Battie was driving at breakneck speed to a Boston hospital.
Pierce, his Celtics teammate, was lying in his car, drenched in blood.
Battie was imploring him to hang on. ...
The state Appeals Court today upheld the conviction of a man charged with slicing and beating Celtics star Paul Pierce at an after-hours party in 2000.
William Ragland was sentenced to seven to ten years in jail in 2002 for the attack. An alleged accomplice, Trevor Watson, got one year for his role in the attack. Their lawyers argued the convictions were based on the testimony of a witness who gave a different story at trial than she did before the grand jury that indicted the pair.
In an opinion handed down today, the court ruled that there was more evidence to convict the men than the woman's testimony - even despite the fact that police had trouble finding anybody else willing to testify among the roughly 300 people at the Buzz Club party at the time.
The complete decision:
In Las Vegas during a traffic stop, but not arrested.
Ryan Barrett and some friends were at an Irish bar in the South End last night watching the Celtics game when two older white guys started getting louder and louder:
... We chose to ignore the guys ... until we heard this: "C'mon, make the shot you f*cking spook."
Our table began bouncing questions off of each other - "Did he really just say that?" "I think he just called Paul Pierce a spook!" "WTF?!?!"
The guy overheard our table talk and started rambling to himself about how we didn't understand his life and how everyone called Black basketball players "spooks" in Roxbury in the 60's. ...