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Does Pierce Deserve A Shot At Three Point Contest?

Posted by B-PAUL on January 12, 2010 at 11:39 PM

 

 (Paul Pierce For Threeeeee!!!!)

 

Before this season if someone asked you which Boston Celtics player deserved a shot in the three point contest, I am 99% sure you would all say Ray Allen or Eddie House. This year a player not known as well for his three point shooting, Paul Pierce, has a legit chance at being in the three point contest.

 

Pierce is currently shooting 46.5% from three point land, a career best for the future hall of famer, and is currently fourth in the league in three point shooting, which is clearly enough to get him in. Do you think Pierce is up for the challenge? Of course he is. According to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE, Pierce is more than ready to make up for his poor performance in the contest in 2002.

 

Via A. Sherrod Blakely:

"I remember," he said. "I would like to redeem myself for years back when I went out there and had a pitiful performance," Pierce said. "It would be nice to get a call on that, show people what I got."

I would really like to Pierce get a shot to prove himself as a three point shooter in the league. Of course there will be the people who don't want him participating because of health concerns. But how bad could it really be, there will be no contact involved, he will simply be shooting just like he would in a practice.

 

It would be very cool to see a guy like Pierce involved in something outside of playing in the all-star game, the last time we saw something like this was Gerald Green in 2007 and we all know what happened there. Hopefully if Pierce is in the contest this year his success will resemble that of Green's.

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