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    Perception of Pierce before the Big 3

    Do you agree that before the arrival of the Big 3, Paul Pierce was regarded in the same light as Carmelo Anthony is today?

    And if Carmelo were to win a title, would people look at him the way Pierce is looked at today?

    For those that don't remember, Pierce was considered an underachiever with his lack of success in the playoffs. That all changed when the Big 3 came to Boston and won a title.
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    Not like Melo but pretty similarly

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    Sorta but a lot of people had a better perception of Paul when Ray Ray and KG arrived because of the sacrifice he was willing to make as the franchise player in order to succeed.

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    I'd say Pierce's pre-big3 career is probably the closest comparison to Melo's career arc so far out of any player I've seen

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    Never thought about this before, but i think you're right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scutch11 View Post
    I'd say Pierce's pre-big3 career is probably the closest comparison to Melo's career arc so far out of any player I've seen
    I thought I was the only one who felt that way. That's why I asked this Q. The similarities are stunning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade>You View Post
    I thought I was the only one who felt that way. That's why I asked this Q. The similarities are stunning.
    The only thing is passing. Pierce is a considered a good passer now (at least in my mind) but I don't remember if he was considered one before

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    Melo has played with more talent than Pierce ever did before Pierce met with the big 3, during his Denver days he played with Billups,Nene,Martin,Camby. Now he plays with Amare.
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    Melo with defense, yep. In Pierce's peak, he was maybe the toughest one on one stop in the NBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoMeFavors View Post
    Melo has played with more talent than Pierce ever did before Pierce met with the big 3, during his Denver days he played with Billups,Nene,Martin,Camby. Now he plays with Amare.
    Did you forget this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2t8Ba0nyXI

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoMeFavors View Post
    Melo has played with more talent than Pierce ever did before Pierce met with the big 3, during his Denver days he played with Billups,Nene,Martin,Camby. Now he plays with Amare.
    Four words... World champion Antoine Walker!!

    Enough said!! Paul pierce has no excuse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    No the guy sucked
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    Pierce was a monster before Ray and Garnett came
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    "You don't want Rondo? Send him my way," Kobe declared. "I love everything about him. Everything. I love his attitude, I love his chippiness, his edge, his intellect, his know-it-allness. All of it. That's what makes championship players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoMeFavors View Post
    No the guy sucked
    It was a joke dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hustlenomics View Post
    Pierce was a monster before Ray and Garnett came
    His health has allowed him to be a consistent force... Even when he was almost stabbed to death he came back and played a full 82 game season... I really hope he's given the chance to be the C's all time scoring leader... Avg 74 games a year is OK by me...

    As for the Melo comparison... I'll wait till Melo hoists up the hardware...
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