Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce has done his share of talking to the media about the Nets-New York Knicks rivalry, pretending not to know who J.R. Smith is and telling reporters that it’s time for Brooklyn to run New York City.
After throwing a few more barbs at Smith & the Knicks in an interview with Dime Magazine, Pierce said it was time for the talk to end and the real games to begin:
Dime: [Laughs] Do you have anything to add to the back-and-forth between the Knicks and Nets this summer?
PP: I think right now, the foundation has been laid. I think now it’s just time to take care of things on the court.
Whether or not Pierce actually stops talking to the media about the Nets-Knicks rivalry is anyone’s guess — he can’t seem to keep his mouth shut about it. But for now, I think we can all agree: the NBA season can’t come any sooner.
Check the interview below for more from Pierce on Brooklyn, adjusting to life in the city, and his history with Boston.
Dime Magazine — Dime Q&A: Paul Pierce On What He Learned From The Celtics Greats