And the Oscar goes to…
O.C. Register: Raise your hand if you agree with Miami guard Quentin Richardson’s assessment of Paul Pierce’s acting ability.
In their playoff game Saturday, Pierce went down on the sideline clutching his shoulder. Boston teammate Kevin Garnett walked over to check on his teammate and Richardson apparently was nearby and the players began exchanging words.
“He started to talk to me, so I talked back,” Richardson said. “I don’t have any business talking to (Pierce), he was on the ground crying. I don’t know what was going on, two actresses over there, that’s what they are.”
“I don’t like them, and they know it,” Richardson added. “Sometimes he (Pierce) falls like he’s about to be out for the season, and then he gets right up. That’s all I said.”
Pierce nearly earned an Academy Award nomination in the 2008 NBA Finals against the Lakers when he crumpled to the court because of an apparent knee injury, had to be carried off the court and then wheeled to the locker room in a wheelchair.
Two minutes later, Pierce came back onto the court and led the Celtics to a Game 1 victory.
Remember that? Now, raise your hand.