Draymond Green and Rajon Rondo have been pressing each other’s buttons all series and it has been a basketball fan’s dream to watch. Having an emotional leader that gives it their all is something everyone loves about this sport. These two strive under pressure and make their teammates better.
Paul Pierce sums it up perfectly:
“It’s like the Class of the Titans.”
“I remember in 2010 we played against Cleveland, a number one seed they had Shaq. He was fouling hard, he’s intimidating us. The day Perkins stood up to him, that gave our team confidence…no one stands up to Shaq!”
Pierce relates this situation back to his Celtics days. When one teammate stands up for all, it brings the team more of a competitive edge to go out there and fight.