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Paul Pierce Interview: 2016 Los Angeles Clippers Media Day

Paul Pierce represents the last of the hoopers who came from the under-appreciated 90’s era of Los Angeles County basketball.

Many stars emerged during that period, and Schea Cotton was one of the brightest. He was LeBron before LeBron, having the physicality to match his high baseball I.Q., and projected to make the NBA while still in junior high. Fans watched him dominate his contemporaries, and corporations gifted him products in hopes he’d one day endorse them as an NBA player.

Since his dream of making it to the NBA fell short, some of his peers in the basketball fraternity do not treat him with the respect of an originator.

RunTheTriangle.com spoke exclusively with Schea Cotton in the series Higher about his riveting story, and the one person that is too busy being Inglewood to be Hollywood, Cotton’s former K-Swiss Pacers teammate, Paul Pierce.

“That’s my dude, P-Squared,” said Cotton.
“They try to floss on me and be Hollywood when they see me in the city, I have a lot of respect and adoration for Paul because he’s kept it 100 all the way through with me.”

Similar to the hip-hop genre, the New York boroughs and parks are considered somewhat of a blacktop Mecca. But Los Angeles and its suburbs like Inglewood and Compton have birthed perennial all-stars, leading to the Venice Beach and Drew League’s tournaments increasing in notoriety and media attention. Nobody wants to miss the next big thing out of So-Cal.

Pierce and Cotton represent the legacies of the championship basketball pedigree in Los Angeles. Cotton ran pickup games with Magic Johnson at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. He and Paul Pierce met along the basketball circuit, and they would go on to battle each other for years in amateur tournaments.

What few know is that the assembling
2007-2008 Boston Celtics by current Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers was not the first time Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were teammates. They joined forces in the 90’s during a Las Vegas tournament to successfully dethrone Cotton.

The 2016 Los Angels Clippers Media Day was the last of Pierce’s storied career. Watch as he uses the moment to reveal the truth about Schea Cotton and his appearance in the biographic documentary “Manchild” The Schea Cotton Story: A Dream Deferred.

Higher: Testimonies By Schea Cotton

Schea Cotton is still high.

Whether it’s equipping the youth through his Schea Cotton Basketball Academy, or architecting a championship AAU team, the “Manchild,” has exorcised the ghosts of disappointments past.

The Los Angeles native was at the forefront of the unholy union between corporations and youth sports duringĀ the Golden Era of 1990’s basketball.

From the brands he enriched by dawning their apparel in the crowded gyms his electrifying play filled to capacity, to the markets he help create for alternative news outlets and social-media, Schea Cotton was an innovator in basketball popular-culture.

His documentary Manchid: The Schea Cotton Story- A Dream Deferred details his unique story of being a Sports IllustratedĀ featured high school phenom derailed from reaching the NBA.

The film includes commentary from NBA stars Paul Pierce, Baron Davis, Metta World-Peace, Stephen Jackson, Jason Hart and other witnesses of his dominance.

Schea Cotton spoke exclusively with RunTheTriangle.com about how influencing the current generation has led to his basketball redemption in our series Higher:

Schea testifies about his dominance of the legendary Kobe Bryant in their youth- the footage which has mysteriously vanished:

Schea Cotton reintroduces himself for the uninitiated by opening up about his life as told through the film Manchild: A Dream Deferred, the Schea Cotton Story- and why man shall not live by bread alone:

Schea testifies about his elevated state of mind that has developed from overcoming heartache from the past, his strategy to improve the life of the youth, and conquering his toughest opponent- Himself:

In conclusion, Schae talks about battling that likes of Grant Hill, Eddie Jones, and having the honor of being picked by Magic Johnson to run in pickup games: