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Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce
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Born: 10/13/77
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Beal and Rivers were often compared because of their similarities, but they saw their differences and dwelled on them. At the time, Beal viewed Rivers the way many opponents did and still do to this day. “All of us, the AAU kids, we always hated Austin because we felt like he had an unfair advantage,” Beal explained. “Your dad, [Doc Rivers], was an NBA coach, you’ve been able to work out with Paul Pierce and [Kevin Garnett] and Ray Allen and all that. We felt like you had the upperhand. He had the NBA socks when we were playing. We were thinking about all of this stuff. You had access to all this stuff and we didn’t. We were kind of envious of it. His game was like super far advanced from everybody else; his handle, his floater, everything. In a way, we were like ‘man, this dude.’ We were kind of jealous of him for a little bit.”
Parker, who left the Bucks during free agency in July to sign a two-year, $40 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, began the summer by working out with Ray Allen in New York. Allen, who starred for the Bucks from 1996-2003, was recently inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Allen, one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, spent four days working with Parker and, as one might assume, offered up shooting tips to Parker. Allen came away suitably impressed with the 23-year-old Parker. “He’s a very good, humble, down-to-earth guy,’’ Allen said of Parker. “As a player, he reminds me of Paul (Pierce) but bigger. His potential is so great.’’