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Paul Pierce should know better

Celtics captain put bravado before team with inexcusable ejection against Heat

Updated: May 2, 2011, 8:51 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

MIAMI -- Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce climbed into a time capsule and vaulted himself back in history Sunday afternoon.

The bad news for his team is he zoomed in warp speed past his signature 2008 season, when he outplayed both LeBron James and Kobe Bryant to win his first (and only) NBA championship and Finals MVP award.

Instead, the Paul Pierce time machine came to a screeching halt in the year 2005, when, as a petulant young star, he allowed his emotions ...

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