First KG, now Paul. The Celtics have a liking for talking… a lot. Oh yeah, we hate the Cetlics. So let ‘em hear it Lakers Nation!

Yahoo! Sports: The Boston Celtics open training camp next week with a new roster and the same confident attitude. Forget that the Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA’s reigning champions. Paul Pierce(notes) is already predicting another title for the Celtics – provided, of course, they stay healthy.

“Before the season even started last year, I was asked, ‘What is going to stop y’all from winning it all?’ ” Pierce said in a phone interview on Thursday. “The first thing I said was, ‘If we’re healthy, we’re going to win it all.’ And I’m going to say it again: ‘If we are healthy, we are going to win it all.’

“I honestly believe that. I think we’re the best team in the NBA, healthy.”

Pierce was speaking from New York where he was promoting the launch of his new “The Truth on Health” youth initiative. The program includes a web-based club, FitClub34, that provides children with resources to become more active.

Related CoveragePlay Fantasy Basketball ’09 More From Marc J. SpearsPierce angry about replacement refs Sep 24, 2009 Curry declares himself the rookie to beat Sep 24, 2009 Poor health doomed the Celtics’ own hopes last season. All-Star forward Kevin Garnett(notes) missed 25 games, including the playoffs, because of a right knee injury that eventually required surgery. Role players also were in and out of the lineup as Boston went on to lose to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Pierce said he barely watched the Lakers beat the Magic in the NBA Finals. After the series was over, he tweeted, “Looked like a German shepherd vs. a poodle. That’s OK the Rottweiler Celtics will b back in 2010.”

  • touchingmyself

    Team to beat…? In the WNBA maybe.

    Pudgy Pierce, why are you still yappin your mouth? You’re not even the team to beat in the East! Stupid Cockston Celd!ck motha fcuka!

  • NBAmazingKB24

    shepard bit the hell out of rottweiler during the regular season when the rottweiler was healthy.

  • Spike U. Topian

    Love to hear the Celts crying that if they were healthy they would win the championship every year… When the Celts beat the Lakers 2 years ago they only won because the Lakers weren’t healthy (remember, Bynum was out and Ariza was barely back)… How about this one: if the Celts can stay healthy, turn back the sands of time and grow younger AND if the Lakers aren’t healthy… well, then, yup the Celts will be the team to beat.

    • touchingmyself

      You’re exactly right! He really should have mentioned that if they were younger too then they’d win every year! What a fcukin moron! Can you guys believe that motha fcuka is from LA? Sold out motha fcuka! And throwin up gang signs, tryin to act hard and when he got called out on it, he back peddled and was apologizin like the little b!tch whore that he and the rest of the Celd!cks are!

      Fuck Pudgy Pierce(d by a dick), Kendick Pervert, Gay G, Rash!t Wall@$$, Gay Allen, Rajon Condom, and their fuckin coach Cock Rivers! Fcukin Cockston Celd!cks!

  • proemb

    Is there a bigger attention freak than Pudgy Pierce? During the Finals, in Vegas, on Twitter…go away already. The Lakers handled Boston pretty well in their two regular season meetings, without Artest. What’s “The Truth” gonna do when The Ultimate Warrior is in his face? Paul, you looked good when Walton and Ariza (on one leg) were guarding you. But with Ron-Ron on this team, you better watch that mouth of yours…better yet, go ahead and keep stuffing it with cake and soda.

    Garnett, Pierce, Allen, Wallace = old, past their prime, ready for retirement, losers! You guys are like those old geezers who can’t shut the F up. You fools just keep talkin’, yapping your gums all day, trying to psychologically trick your little brains into thinking you can beat this Laker team. After calling the Orlando Magic “poodles”, you’ll be lucky to even get out of the East.

    I hope you fellas enjoy your retirement…

  • Jim

    Hey PP, you wanna see a rottweiler? There’s gonna be one named Ron Artest dogging your azz everytime you take the court against us. Have fun loser!!!

  • gugy

    fu-ck Boston.
    Those guys are too much talk. They know this season the Lakers are the team to beat and they are scared, specially because they know KG is not even back yet from his injury.
    Karma baby.
    For me this Boston team is one time wonder. They sold their soul for one title and I will not be surprise to see them waiting another 20 years for another one.
    Old team, PP is a fa-g actor, KG trash mouth and Ray Alen another biatch. Screw them!

  • desecrator93

    I honestly hate this piece of sh*t with a f*cking passion but its not like these kind of comments are unexpected.

  • JDMVP

    Ive been saying this for the last couple of weeks now. I don`t understand why these dogs can`t stop barking were in they still have to take care about their own conference. They acting like its a sure thing they would go to the finals be champs again. Its a disrespect for the rest of the eastern conference disrespect to the cavs,magic and a lot more teams in the east. I hope this makes every team in the eastern conference angry.

  • JohnJohn

    Paul pls stop smokin that Bean town Bud man…..That stuff got u talkin out ur azz.

  • Lamar

    hahahahahaha. they call orlando poodles?!?! i dont even think we’ll even meet these losers in the playoffs. they cant beat the cavs or the magic. Celtics hahahaha theyre a joke

  • LAKESHOW420

    Ron Artest will SHUT DOWN paul pierce any day. Nobody is stopping the Lakeshow this year, not with the best player in the world (Kobe Bryant) hungrier than ever. Lets see if the 100% boston team can get past Orlando or Cleveland before they get to LA.

  • LAKESHOW420

    oh yeah, I HATE THE CITY OF BOSTON and everyone who lives in it. Anyone else in LA agree with me?

    • lakers0828

      I totaly agree with U man i hate all of boston Including the Pats the Sox oh Yeah and the Bruins and not Mention the worst of them all the Leapers so im with u on that

  • http://www.halloweenoctickets.com RonforMayor

    Boston is in for a rude awakening. I’m predicting the Lakers to break their own winning streaks records this year with Ron on the floor.

  • Greglovesthelakers

    It cracks me up hearing from this jerk. As a life long laker fan , boston can’t beleive that the Lakers are the team to beat. The lakers are younger and better. Last year they were talking and the lakers beat them twice as well as cleveland.Boston talks all the time, and have nothing to show for it. If Boston was in the west they would be a six or seven seed at best.

  • Myself

    Celd**ks all bark and no bite! I’m glad the Lakers got that championship last year, but I really want that rematch so we can beat these bi**hes down and shut their mouth once and for all.

  • http://vinginor laker raja

    Paul wants to be a Laker so bad .Poor guy.
    He said I love the lakers as a kid.
    Dude you are so jealous every player in the NBA wants to play with the Blk Momba. Phil best NBA
    coach in history. We just got the enforcer Artest
    you got old man shit talker WALLACE joe dumars
    could not wai to get this clown out of Detroit.
    F U C K Y O U Pierce Fat Asshole

  • GASOL16

    Dont you LOVE that WE are only getting better and Boston is only getting OLDER lol FUCKEN LOSERS!!!! Noones starting 5 in the whole LEAGUE can compete with the lakers starting 5 lol its gonna be really entertaining watching the lakers SLAUGHTER EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!

  • lakerfan4real4ever

    This is one of those talks that you give to yourself trying to convince you that you are a tough guy,when you girlfriend,friends and even you own parents know that you are just a f***ing sissy!!!

  • lakers0828

    Yeah all the Leapers are good for Is Yapin there mouths like 5yr old and wheelChair Pierce can cry all he wants and Same with Gay G they Keep talking and try to Use Psych against the Lakers But the Truth is You got One Title and one Title only and I dont know how u gonna get past Orlando or Cleveland but if you do this Time we will be ready and we gonna make U cry again Pierce !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.HalloweenOCtickets.com LakersHALLOWEEN

    We have the best starting FIVE in the whole league.

  • http://bestplayerontheplanet.com Bestplayerontheplanet

    Hey guys I need some help! I wrote about this Paul Pierce thing and I have some ignorant Celtics fan trying to bash me. Need some Lakers Nation support! I already bashed him back in the comment thread. But need just a couple more. The artice is here…
    http://bestplayerontheplanet.com/someone-please-tell-paul-pierce-hes-embarrassing-himsef/

  • daboss1848

    no mention of bynum’s and ariza’s injuries in 07-08 . . . equivalent (excuse) argument

  • PTG23

    HEATHY OR NOT, THE CELTICS ARE STILL GARBAGE!!! THE CELTICS DID NOT IMPROVE AT ALL THIS SEASON AND PICKEING UP RASHEED WALLACE AINT AN UPGRADE. RIGHT NOW, ALL PIERCE WANTS TO DO IS STIR UP THE NEXT NBA SOAP OPERA. PAUL, GET OFF THE WHOP!!!! YOU DIDNT BEAT THE LAKERS LAST YEAR WHEN YOU WERE HEATHY AND YOU SURE THE HELL AINT GONNA BE THE LAKERS THIS YEAR, ESPECIALLY WITH RON ARTEST IN THE PICTURE. YOU MIGHT AS WELL CALL IT A DONE DEAL. IF RON CAN LOCK DOWN LEBRON(WHICH WE ALL KNOW HE’S WAY BETTER THAN PIERCE), HE’LL DEFINATELY LOCK DOWN PAUL PIERCE. ENOUGH SAID!!!

  • Short Dog 1

    Celtics will not even make it the playoffs. Pierce will have to watch Kobe in the finals on NBC. Garnett is old as sh!t. Ray allen should consider retirement and coach Rondo. Lakers all the way baby. Strap on your seat belts because kobe and the lakers are going to run over your irish sluts.

  • erwinandfire

    we don’t have to talk now, guys. when we get ‘em this year, the trophy/rings will speak for themselves.

  • KeyTurn

    PP is supposed to be confident in the C’s, they have a nice squad this year. They have a 33% chance of making it out of the East if healthy.

    This just makes for great drama when the teams play. If we sweep this years regular seasons series, it will be 4-0 in the last 2 years. Hopefully the Cs get spanked by CLE in the ECF though, so we can finally bury Shaq, and school Kobes lil bro Bron.

  • Robert

    PP is delusional. His trash talk is irrelevant. Also, KG just coming off injury. Big injury. He’ll never be the same, and so consider the Celdicks ‘finished’. One and done. They lucked out that Bynum and Ariza were out during 2008 finals.

    Remember this site (Lakers Nation) started out as “Get Garnett”? His ‘flipping off’ of the Lakers back then, and defecting to the Celdicks (with the help of McInHale) really pissed all of us off, didn’t it? But now look what karma brought! We got the best European big man in the world (our new Euro Champ, Pau Gasol), and KG got his leg injury. Ah, twist of fate, and now we have a dynasty for many years to come.

    This site should be renamed “Forget Garnett”. Also “Forget Pee Pee” (Pee Pee = Paul Peirce). PP won best actor in a hoverround, 2008.

    Anyway, Artest is going to eat everyone for breakfast, starting with a healthy dose of Un-Lucky Charms. Boston Gardens = the New Palace – but Artest is going after the Leper-cauns. Celdicks are the team to beat?? Hell to the no. They’re the team to ‘eat’.
    Happy dining, Run-Run.

    • Short Dog

      Well said. We’ve made it to the finals 2 years straight. and we are going to make it for a third time. The Lakers are the team to beat. The Celtics can’t even beat the Thunder.

  • http://vinginor laker raja

    Pierce your a ASS HOLE.
    You just pissed off KOBE AND RON RON.
    Your nuts dont fuck with these guys
    The rematch is going to be like Mike Tyson
    eating ears.

  • mjstix

    man please, y’all laker fans are retarded. this season the celtics are healthy and we are ready 2 dominate the NBA. We will see u lakers in the finals, but maybe not u sorry ass lakers are struggling with the thunder hahahahaha

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