Paul Pierce Reveals How Lakers Fans Broke His Heart

Published September 12, 2021 at 10:21 PM

The Truth shared during his Hall of Fame induction press conference:

"You know being a kid from Los Angeles. Playing for Boston, yes a rival, but, you know, a kid from LA to get booed? You know, being at home. You know. most places we went to different cities.

But I knew I had to embrace it and I knew what it was, you know. It's because of the jersey I wore maybe. If I had to play for a different franchise, it would have been different. But it really hit me when I played an all-star game in LA and I got booed in LA, and I'm like, ‘wow, I'm from here, you know?'

That's just pretty much the story of my career. Being an underdog, not really being liked, you know, I guess somebody has to be the villain.»

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