Paul Pierce is a champion. He is a future Hall of Famer. He is one of the best players of his generation. There is no denying any of that. Unfortunately, he is also 35 years old in a league that isn't kind to the elderly. What happens when a guy is as old as Pierce as and tries to play defense against folks with some nifty ball-handling skills?
Bad things. Very bad things.
Here was him against the Orlando Magic recently:
And here was him against the Brooklyn Nets last night:
Avery Bradley's return can't come soon enough.