Sunday, June 08, 2008

Kneegate to be solved

After nearly 72 hours, we will finally get to find out definitively whether Paul Pierce (or as Tommy Heinsohn calls him Paul Piss) was really badly injured in Game 1 or whether it was a calculated motivational tool. There have been no shortage of opinions on each side of the argument. But now it will be settled.

Bottom line: if Pierce either does not play or is severely impaired, limping and labored as he tries to make his way around the court, the whole thing was on the level. If he plays and is able to move relatively freely, we will know that they whole being carried off and put on a wheelchair thing was for dramatic effect. Adrenaline could have legitimately gotten him through the rest of that game, but not one starting anew.

At least it will put an end to the speculation, which has been pretty nasty at times on either side.

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At 6/08/2008 9:22 PM, Blogger Gary Collard said...

UPDATE: The results are in - the injury was fake. He was in pain when he first went to the floor, but he knew when he got up and while he was being carried off and put into a wheelchair that he was uninjured, period.

I give him a ton of credit for coming up with game-changing motivational tool on the fly. Knute Rockne would be proud.


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