Where is Paul Pierce ?
Posted by Mike on June 25, 2008
So with the Boston Celtics winning the NBA Championship, and Paul Pierce being finals MVP, Kevin Garnett and Bill Russell get the cover of Sports Illustrated. Huh ? Did I miss something?Did they play a seventh game and Garnett finally had two good back-to-back games? Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. I could understand a lot of covers for this issue, but Bill Russell and Kevin Garnett isn’t one of them. If anything it should be the ”Three Amigos” (I won’t call them the Big 3), and Garnett played by far the worst of the three and he gets the cover. I’m starting to think SI has something against Pierce. This cover comes on the heels of Chris Mannix’s mock draft with every player in the league. He has Pierce going 17th, with players such as Tony Parker, Gilbert Arenas, and Dirk Nowitzki going ahead of him. Did he not watch Dirk last year in the playoffs against Golden State ? It’s like everybody forgot how good Pierce played in the playoffs.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big KG fan, but come on, him and Bill Russell on the cover for the Celtics victory. That is like putting Steve Grogan and Donte Stallworth on the cover if the Patriots actually won the Super Bowl, or Yaz and Lugo for the Sox. Who is their editor John Waters ? The cover should of been the whole team, or just of Allen, Garnett, and Pierce. Maybe they’ll get it right next year.