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Pierce has the swagger down

In Larry Bird style, Celtics captain backs up trash talk

Updated: February 14, 2010, 4:18 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

DALLAS -- It might not have been Larry Bird bursting into the locker room before the NBA's inaugural 3-point Contest and asking his competition who planned on finishing second, but Celtics captain Paul Pierce arrived in Dallas with plenty of swagger for this season's event.

Twenty-four years and little more than a mile removed from where Bird's exploits unfolded at Reunion Arena, Pierce playfully trash-talked his competition, then anointed himself one of the greatest shooters in ...

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