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Los Angeles Times Jan 27, 2015
They have been NBA contemporaries their entire careers, Kobe Bryant doing his job for 19 seasons with the Lakers when healthy and Paul Pierce doing his work for 15 of his 17 years with the Boston Celtics.
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Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles Jan 27, 2015
LOS ANGELES -- They battled for championships on opposite sides of the NBA's most storied rivalry. Paul Pierce's Boston Celtics won the first round in 2008. Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers won the rematch two years later. Their trash-talking isn't as fierce now, with 36-year-old Bryant's Lakers in rebuilding mode and 37-year-old Pierce now playing for the Washington Wizards. But the connection remains. Pierce lamented Bryant's latest injury, a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder that's expected to keep Bryant sidelined for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.
Boston Globe 9 hours ago
Paul Pierce may no longer be a Celtic, but he's going to be rooting hard for the New England Patriots on Sunday.