Netease Sports reported on October 1:
The NBA Finals G1 kicked off today, Paul Pierce played prediction again, he thought
But Pierce’s prediction seems not so reliable. A few days ago, the American media revealed Pierce’s prediction of seven awards this season at the beginning of the season. Facts have proved that Pierce's prediction was completely wrong. Netizens ridiculed him as "truth" in the past, but now he is renamed "joke".
Pierce predicted that the Philadelphia 76ers star Embiid will be elected this season's regular season MVP. However, Embiid is averaging 23 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3 assists per game this season, and all the data have declined compared to last season. The 76ers also only scored 43 wins and 30 losses in the regular season, ranking sixth in the Eastern Conference. Embiid did not enter the top three in the MVP selection.
皮尔斯预测，费城76人队的球星Embiid将当选本赛季常规赛MVP。但是，Embiid本赛季场均贡献23分，11.6个篮板和3次助攻，所有数据均比上赛季有所下降。 76人队在常规赛中也只取得了43胜30负，在东部联盟中排名第六。 Embiid没有进入MVP选择的前三名。
Pierce predicted that the Milwaukee Bucks will join the Los Angeles Clippers in the finals, the Bucks can win the championship, Antetokounmpo will eventually be elected FMVP. So far, the Bucks have been eliminated by the Miami Heat and stopped in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Pierce predicts that Siakam of the Toronto Raptors will be the explosive star this season. Siakam is currently in a mess in the playoffs. Pierce predicted that Barrett of the New York Knicks will be elected Rookie of the Year, and this award ultimately belongs to Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Pierce predicted that Mackanen of the Chicago Bulls will be selected as the most improved player, and Ingram of the New Orleans Pelicans will eventually win this award. Pierce also predicted that Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce will be selected as the coach of the year, and the Raptors coach Nass finally won the award.
All Pierce’s predictions were all missed without exception. This also attracted crazy ridicule from netizens. Some netizens said: “He used to be the truth, but now he is a joke.” Some netizens said: “Pierce’s choice is not even the second and third options. He is a true analyst.”