LeBron James and his new look Cleveland Cavaliers were in Boston to take on the Celtics Sunday afternoon. It’s a game that included the home team retiring Paul Pierce’s jersey in front of all-time franchise greats and one specific former head coach. It also pitted LeBron against his former teammate, Kyrie Irving.
As much as it might have been a festive environment early for the home team, LeBron absolutely laid the smack down on Boston. In the end, Cleveland came out on top by the score of 121-99 with LeBron dropping 24 points to go with eight rebounds and 10 assists in a masterful performance.
Needless to say, the Twitter had some pretty awesome reactions to James raining on Pierce’s parade. Here are some of the best examples.
before and after u play lebron james pic.twitter.com/MrHKGK4Dbg
— whitney medworth (@its_whitney) February 11, 2018
Wonder if Paul Pierce would rather accept an Isaiah Thomas tribute video or a LeBron James team routing the Celtics before his retirement ceremony?
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 11, 2018
So cocky to wait to do this Paul Pierce ceremony until after the game. Love that everyone has to sit through this bloodbath, Cavs dunked all over the entire organization.
— DZ (@dzav) February 11, 2018
— christian😷 (@chris_chin2) February 11, 2018
When you ruin Paul pierce jersey night pic.twitter.com/DtYKjZVR3T
— Solid As Concrete (@Boutmoneydayday) February 11, 2018
The Celtics scheduled Paul Pierce's ceremony one week too late.
— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) February 11, 2018
Down by 30 time to retire Pierce’s jersey. Feel the excitement. pic.twitter.com/xOnxMxstQr
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 11, 2018
Let this be a reminder to everyone why Rihanna’s favorite player is LeBron James and not Paul Pierce #CLEvsBOS
— Eddie 🇵🇷 (@demorizi_eudy) February 11, 2018
LeBron owning Paul Pierce's jersey retirement night sums ups his career and why he hates Bron so much
— Zach Livering (@Z_Liv22) February 11, 2018