Was Paul Pierce’s injured knee really all it was cracked up to be? I’m kind of thinking against that.

After “hurting” his knee when Kendrick Perkins fell on him, Pierce was carried off the court by three people and rolled into the locker-room via wheelchair.

The scene looked awful, did it not?

Tom Withers of the Associated Press described the incident as such:

“Game over. Series over. Any chance for a 17th championship banner—over.

“I thought that was it,” Pierce said.

And then, Pierce returned, yet another dramatic comeback in a turnaround season for the Celtics.

Pierce shook off a sprained knee and scored 22 points—11 after getting hurt in the third quarter.”

So, you’re telling me that Pierce merely shook off a sprained knee? I remember when I sprained my ankle, I was on crutches for a few days.

I do not believe Pierce is the second coming of Willis Reed or that this incident has the lore of Kevin McHale’s clothesline or Magic Johnson’s hook shot like some think it does.

Nevertheless, everyone is talking about how Pierce’s comeback willed the team back to the win and gives them the upper edge in the series.

But, I, for one, am not believing all this mumbo-jumbo about this knee incident. What’s your take on it all?

Coupled with the NBA Finals starting, Pierce has seen almost 250 new items appear on eBay in the last 24 hours, and many cards that are ending soon have at least one bid.