LeBron James and Paul Pierce have a personal rivalry that dates back several seasons.
When Pierce played for the Celtics, he personally out-dueled James in an epic Game 7 to eliminate the Cavaliers from the 2008 playoffs. When Pierce was traded to the Nets, he immediately rekindled the flame by delivering a hard foul in a preseason matchup. And, Pierce has gotten his share of highlight plays against LeBron, despite the deficiency in athleticism.
It appears as though LeBron remembered all of this, smacking Pierce in the face on his way to a slam dunk in Cleveland’s 38-point win over the Wizards.
Lmfao he stiff armed him 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/mwM61do0vR
— NBA GIFS (@RTGIFS) February 21, 2015