I stumbled upon Paul Pierce’s brag here:
I don’t think Kobe is the best player. I’m the best player. There’s a line that separates having confidence and being conceited. I don’t cross that line but I have a lot of confidence in myself.
Listen, Paul. The best players don’t say they’re the best. Other people say it for them.
You can’t blame Paul Pierce. He just won a championship with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. That doesn’t mean any of those three is the best basketball player though. That’s the nature of the game – you win it all, you get to boast.