The city of Los Angeles cares not for non-Lakers basketball types, and Paul Pierce is arguably one of the top public enemies still active in the NBA. The decision to have Pierce toss the first pitch made for an easy setup for the purple and gold faithful, and L.A. was sure to boo Pierce after he tossed the opening pitch, via the Dodgers' official Twitter account:
.@paulpierce34's first pitch on #ClippersNight at Dodger Stadium. #BouncePass pic.twitter.com/vvZX95U35p— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 29, 2015
He's not the only Paul on the Los Angeles Clippers that gets booed, either. Let's not forget that Chris Paul hasn't fared all that well either whenever he decides to make an appearance at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles Times writer Broderick Turner went so far as to call the chorus of boos awaiting CP3 at Chavez Ravine his "regular treatment."
This serves as another reminder that even if the Clippers are on the upswing, Lakers fans are everywhere, waiting for a chance to boo your #BouncePass of a pitch.