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Pierce says Tweet was 'self explanatory'

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  November 13, 2010 12:36 PM

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Thumbnail image for piercemavs.JPGMEMPHIS -- Paul Pierce admits to this tweet, unlike the one last year after the Celtics took Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Orlando.

His tweet following the Celtics' 112-107 victory over the Miami said, "It's been a pleasure to bring my talents to south beach now on to Memphis," taking a jab at LeBron James's statement during "The Decision" that he would take his talents to South Beach.

"It's self explanatory," he said. "There's nothing else to talk about. What y'all want to talk about? I don't need to add to it. What are y'all talking about? Y'all making it seem like I am trying to...

"Don't get caught up in all this media hype. What's wrong with y'all? You need to stop watching SportsCenter, ESPN. Don't get caught up in all that. C'mon, we're better than that. Don't get caught up in all that. It's all smoke and it started a fire."

Miami's Udonis Haslem responded to Pierce's tweet by calling Pierce a "studio gangster."

Celtics coach Doc Rivers was admittedly uncomfortable with the tweet.

"I didn't get laughs out of that stuff; I really don't like that stuff," he said. "I don't care one way or another but I don't think you need to say anything. It's a long season. It's a good (dig) but I'm not a fan of all that stuff."

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