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"I never told nobody to decertify," [Pierce] said. "That's not something I was (doing). A lot of...

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"I never told nobody to decertify," [Pierce] said. "That's not something I was (doing). A lot of players around the league have respect for me and they call me in the summer because they know I got an understanding of what's going on with the negotiations and a lot of players asked me about decertification. And all I did was bring the information to them. I didn't push it one way or another . . . At the end of the day, it ain't Paul Pierce saying this is what the guys are going to do. I'm only one vote. It's got to be decided by everybody."

Paul Pierce Denies Being Responsible For Decertification
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