The Los Angeles Lakers have become the laughingstocks of the league. They have fallen into a 0-3 hole, and the roster looks like a group of mismatched puzzle pieces. Naturally, some people around the league are reveling in the franchise's misfortunes, including Paul Pierce.
Why bring in Perk
Pierce and Perkins were teammates in Boston from 2003 to 2011. The duo helped the Celtics bring home the championship trophy in the 2007-08 season. Of course, they had plenty of help from Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo, and others.
After having played with and against each other, Pierce had been a witness to the retired big man's retirement fitness (or lack thereof). As we all know, if you can throw shade on your rivals and throw in a joke at the expense of a dear friend, that's the perfect example of two birds with one stone.
Rubbing salt into the wound
The Lakers and their star, LeBron James, are in dire straits.
The franchise is reeling and has failed to refute the notion that its championship run in the 2020 NBA Bubble was a fluke run. Since then, L.A. has not made it past the first round of the playoffs.
As for James, he is about to turn 38 years old, and his title window could be closing soon - unless the front office finds ways to improve or maximize the roster.
For Pierce, who shared a fierce rivalry with the Lakers and the King at various points in his playing career, the team's woes are probably something he relishes.