The answer to the above question is: Of course he is. Paul Pierce is the biggest front-running douchebag in the NBA. He talks shit with every win and sulks off the court after every loss. (Think back to Game 7 of last year’s NBA Finals). The question really is rhetorical. Paul Pierce is the NBA equivalent of the Studio Gangster. But that’s not the important part of the story.
This all started after the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat on Thursday. After the game Pierce decided to tweet the following, “It’s been a pleasure to bring my talents to south beach now on to Memphis.” Funny, to be sure but you know he wouldn’t have said jack if the Celtics had lost. Again, think back to Game 7.
What makes this even more funny is that he was taking a cheap shot at LeBron James and the Miami Heat; the Ultimate Frontrunning Douchebags in the history of the world. That’s the punchline. Its two studio gangsters having a fight. Think Soulja Boy having beef with Ja Rule. That’s how funny this is.
You know who doesn’t think it’s funny? Udonis Haslem. He was the one who called Pierce a studio gangster. The whole quote is this: “”Paul who?” he said.”Man, ain’t nobody paying them dudes no attention, man. You know what studio gangster is? Look up that; look up the definition of studio gangster. I’m here to play basketball. First of all, I don’t tweet. So I wouldn’t know what he tweeted if you guys didn’t tell me.”
Let’s just set aside the fact that LBJ has to get teammates to defend him for a second and focus on the fact that a member of the Miami Heat is calling someone else a “studio gangster.” The whole city of Miami is made up of studio gangsters. From Rick Ross to DJ Khalid. From the Jersey Shore Guidos to The Basketball Wives. South Beach is the Studio Gangster capital of the world.
As a Laker fan I love to see two pretenders to the throne fight amongst themselves but this goes beyond all my wildest dreams. It’s off the charts on the Irony Meter.
If the Celtics want to puff out their collective chests when the win a game and sulk when they lose, that’s fine with me. If the Heat want to get overly defensive every time they lose a game, that’s fine, too.
I wouldn’t expect anything less from either of them.