Paul Pierce: NBA Lacks Balance

There’s a reason the man is known as The Truth: “I think it’s going to be a very different kind of year, man,’ Pierce said. ‘You obviously have your teams at the top, your teams in the middle. But the difference this year is that the teams at the top got better, and the teams at the bottom didn’t get any better. I think that will be a concern — that things get lopsided for teams at the top — especially going into a new collective bargaining agreement. They’re going to have to try to see how they can balance out this league, especially with the small-(market) teams that can’t get the big time players in free agency.”’