Paul Pierce and the Celtics saw LeBron James as ‘soft’, says Ryan Hollins

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Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics saw LeBron James as ‘soft’, according to former Celtic Ryan Hollins.

James and the Heat eliminated Pierce and the Celtics in Game 7 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals and went on to win the title.

“That was our championship to walk away with, until then LeBron was seen as soft. We thought he wouldn’t show up in fourth quarters, we thought he wasn’t the real dude and when things got tight, he wouldn’t be able to go out and make plays.

And if Paul Pierce could stay out of foul trouble, Paul was just as good at creating his own shot in clutch moments,” Hollins said during his appearance on Scoop B Radio Podcast.