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Paul Pierce: “I’m not seeing the Lakers as a legit contender”

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The Boston Celtics great Paul Pierce is dismissing the Los Angeles Lakers title chances for the coming season, citing LeBron James’ age and other factors:

“I’m not seeing the Lakers as a legit contender. For one, LeBron is a year older. Yeah, he averaged 30, but how much longer can he do that? And now you’re gonna put that pressure on him at the age of 37, 38 to go out there and help carry A.D. (Anthony Davis). He can’t stay healthy. But then who the other moving pieces? Who your role players?” Pierce said.

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