"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."