Paul Pierce thinks the Boston Celtics can win the NBA title “this year” if they’re willing to sacrifice for one another.
Pierce says “the talent is definitely there.”
I talked to @paulpierce34 about the Celtics' championship ambitions this season, Kyrie Irving's contract situation, and what he'd tell the team before Game 7 with a trip to the Finals on the line. https://t.co/F7t4XTB7We pic.twitter.com/jQ7V2SlHVk
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The Truth adds that Kyrie Irving‘s looming free agency won’t be a distraction for the C’s.
Per the Boston Globe:
“You have to sacrifice if you are truly committed to trying to win a championship,” he said. “They’re going to win a lot of games, but unless they sacrifice — because we know they’re going to be better than probably what their numbers show — if they can sacrifice they’ll win a championship this year. Because the talent is definitely there.”
However, Pierce doesn’t think the point guard’s uncertain contract status will affect Irving or the locker room.
“Kyrie is a competitor,” he said. “He’s won a championship. He knows — if they win again he’ll get whatever contract he wants. He’s an extraordinary talent and he knows that winning trumps everything. If you win, everybody wins.”