Paul Pierce, Celtics Superman, became the oldest player to score 40 points in a regulation game in history for the Boston franchise. Considering the talent that passed through the Celtics, this is no flat feat.
Coach Doc Rivers alluded earlier in the week to the Hot Tub Time Machine, but little did we know that Pierce actually owns the prototype.
H.G. Wells wrote about time machines over 100 years ago, but apparently he gave one to the ageless Boston Celtic star.
Sometimes after a grueling game, Pierce holds an interview and looks even younger than he did at the game’s start. Call it relaxed muscles, but his face glows with youth.
Pierce does not have one of those android bodies, but instead comes across as lithe and functional. He may be a visitor from the future, sort of like when Christopher Reeve took a journey Somewhere in Time to visit Jane Seymour.
Nowadays when we see Jane Seymour selling her heart diamond pendants on TV, we think she has a time machine too.
Novelist Richard Matheson loved to write those time travel stories and did a few for the Twilight Zone. Paul Pierce certainly deserves his own outer limits storyline.
Not since dog Peabody and his boy Sherman have we seen an example of the Way Back Machine in action. If you don’t know Peabody and Sherman, you need to buy a Way Back Machine.
Bob Dylan once wrote a song about the changing times where he noted that the old road is rapidly aging. Maybe it is for some travelers and basketball players, but surely not for Paul Pierce.
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