I doubt there are a ton of fans who only became Celtics fans due to Pierce. Maybe some folks from Kansas who liked him in college, but otherwise I don't think Pierce was ever the type of superstar who developed his own following independent of the Celtics.
Now, I do think there are a lot of folks who only became a Celtics fan because of KG. He already had his own engrained fan base before he got here, and he probably got a few bandwagoners from the New England area to follow the team, as well. I would expect many of those fans would stop following the Celtics if he retires or is traded.
How is it weird that someone became a Celtics fan because of Pierce, but not because of KG? Don't get that
Its still a player-attracted fandom
Hmmn...kg was one of the most popular players in nba history, spent over a decade building a fan base on one of the worst franchises...there was as many kg fans as wolves fans...he had a large following from casual fans and a die-hard kg cult like following...when he was traded those people became Celtics fans. No one has become a Celtics fan because of pierce...more than likely they were already a Celtics fan and became a pierce fan as well growing up with him on their team....I find it a bit strange you became a Celtics fan because of pierce...but wouldn't find it weird in the event he was traded you decided to root for that team too....but it's enlightening to know you're so in love with pierce and saw his immature underachieving career pre kg and are as critical of rondo as you are....
I'm a diehard Pierce fan, whats your point? Just because I criticize Rondo, who you have a man-crush on, doesn't mean you have to attack me
I'm not criticizing you...it just makes sense that you don't like to see the young rondo get credit for being better then your binky so you take away from him as much as possible...but what was pierce pre kg? Overweight, immature, not a leader, etc etc
See thats the difference between me and you
When people criticize Pierce, I almost always agree with them. Look at my older posts
People say Pierce is getting old. I say of course, he's 35 playing the perimeter position
I have said numerous times Pierce should be benched for Green
Pierce is very guilty of causing turnovers in the passing lane, and have critcized him alot for it
I have said numerous times Pierce is getting old and should not guard Lebron or any premier players and other players on the team should guard them
But when I criticize Rondo, you go into full on man-crush mode like Rondo can do no wrong. I say Rondo has no jumpshot, the team plays better without him, as many playoff accomplishments he has equal playoff blunders, Pierce and KG are more important for the Celtics than Rondo, etc.
That isn't hating. That is criticism and also my opinion. Don't worry, you're man-crush isn't going to be threatened because one poster criticizes rondo