Paul Pierce is an NBA legend. His career -- which spanned from 1998 to 2017 -- is stacked with accolades, and he'll be a sure-fire first ballot Hall of Famer when he's eligible in 2022.
When it comes to NBA analysis though, it's a completely different story.
Since joining The Jump on ESPN, Pierce has made some ridiculous comments across the season, including calling Kevin Durant the best player in the league after their 2017 championship, and saying he'd take Andre Drummond over Anthony Davis if he had the first pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. What.
But his most recent hot take has to take the cake when it comes to terrible predictions.
Being as we are only mere days away from the start of the regular season, many media outlets are giving out their predictions on who will be hoisting up the Larry O'Brien trophy come June, and while the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are again the obvious favorites, the Truth's selection for the 2018 NBA champs is a head-scratcher.
Paul Pierce belives the Oklahoma City Thunder are taking home the trophy at the end of the season.
Don't get me wrong, OKC has a great squad this year after acquiring both Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to play alongside 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook, but in doing so, they had to give up major bench pieces, and when you have to compete against the Warriors in the West to even make the Finals, a weak bench -- no matter how strong your starting five is -- will ultimately be your downfall.
The Thunder will definitely be competing near the top of the Western Conference the entire year, but there's no way they're getting past the likes of Golden State.