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Paul Pierce wants his son to be a baseball player because of the union

Paul Pierce

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) poses for a photograph during NBA basketball media day at the Verizon Center in Washington, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


From our friends at PBT: Wizards forward Paul Pierce was asked if he wants his son to play basketball. His response:

I want him to be a baseball player. They’ve got a better union.

Ouch. Of course, the union is a weaker today than it was five years ago. At least if it’s tendency to throw some players under the bus and allow precedents to be set that, if the league rallies public opinion just so, it’ll give up things without getting anything in return.

Still: Pierce’s kid is still a baby and the MLBPA has a long way to go until it’s down where the unions in the other leagues are at.