Skip to main content

Like it or not, Paul Pierce is LeBron's kryptonite

LeBron-James-Paul-Pierce

LeBron James has had many rivalries in his storied career. Among those he battled include Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry, and Kevin Durant. But one player holds the record for most win over James. 

Paul Pierce is LeBron James’ kryptonite

Fans see James as the greatest of all time. Numbers-wise, he is up there in almost all major statistics in the top ten lists of all-time. But that doesn't mean he's unstoppable. Let's say you have to pick one guy to beat LeBron, who'd you call? Probably KD or maybe Kobe, right? The numbers suggest otherwise.

The legendary Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce holds the record for most wins against James. Pierce won 34 games against LeBron, and he mostly did the damage as part of the Big 3 in Boston with Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett. 

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Second to The Truth, the player who inflicted the most losses to The King was Andre Iguodala. The Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State rivalry happened from 2015 to 2018. With Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Curry, Iguodala enjoyed more success in the Finals against James, most notably playing amazing defense on him that earned Igoudala Finals MVP.

David West, Kevin Garnett, and Shaun Livingston rounded up the top 5 players who inflicted the most losses against The King. Two Celtics and three Warriors, although we have to mention David West saw a healthy dose of LeBron while with the Pacers - the three teams LeBron arguably had the most problems with throughout his career.

Pierce holds a grudge against James

Being the player to cause the most losses in James’ career is a notable feat. This could be the reason why Pierce continues to lambast James whenever he has the chance. After retiring from the NBA, he became an analyst for ESPN, and he always delivered disparaging comments on James (that were sometimes uncalled for.) 

The Hall-of-Famer knows he had James’ numbers, and as fans could tell, the beef between the two remains alive. Those Celtics believed they were better than the Heat (and that's why Ray Allen joining them hurt so much.) Paul was a great player and has a championship to his name. His legacy remains intact regardless if James goes on to become the best or add more titles to his resume. 

Isiah Thomas & Karl Malone

Isiah Thomas opens up about a surprising phone call he received from Karl Malone - "He almost started crying on the phone"

Isiah Thomas shares what happened when he got a surprising call from Karl Malone, who wanted to apologize for an incident that happened 30 years ago between the two legends

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson

"Then what happens? They’re gonna consider him a bust" — Vince Carter gave Zion Williamson helpful advice

Like Zion, Carter was also branded as primarily a dunker when he entered the league and everybody expected him to throw it down all the time.

Stone Cold Steve Austin celebrates with beer during WrestleMania in 2022 and LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009

"I've forgotten so many things but I remember that vividly" — Steve Austin on LeBron James taking photos of him via flip phone

Stone Cold didn't need to check his social media or the internet as he vividly remembers the King's support.

Michael Jordan in 2022 at the NBA 75th Anniversary Team induction ceremony

“You're a loser! You've always been a loser!” - how Michael Jordan trash-talked his teammate into retirement

When MJ said he doesn't care, he really meant it - even if his teammate once retired because of his cruel trash talk.

Kerry Kittles in 2021 at a Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame press conference.

"Mostly they’re talking about scoring and scoring" — Kerry Kittles on today's NBA

Kerry Kittles doesn't like the lack of defense in today's game but admittedly would've loved to play in this era.

Former Kansas Jayhawks player Scot Pollard

“It’s a common expression here” - Scot Pollard revealed the code the Sacramento Kings used for too much dribbling

As it turned out, every single player on "The Greatest Show on the Court" Kings was about team basketball.