Home NBA Paul Pierce likens current Lakers roster to Karl Malone, Gary Payton team

Paul Pierce likens current Lakers roster to Karl Malone, Gary Payton team

Photo: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Former NBA champion Paul Pierce is not too excited about the new-look Los Angeles Lakers which is mostly made of veteran players.

The Hall of Famer sees similarities between the current Lakers roster and the team from the 2003-2004 season which had accomplished veterans, such as Karl Malone, Gary Payton, next to Kobe Bryant. That team went all the way to the Finals where they lost 1-4 to the Detroit Pistons.

“This team is really giving me that Karl Malone, Gary Payton when they were with Kobe, that kind of feel,” Pierce said on What’s Burnin’ with Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes.

Show comments