Pierce must have brushed past Dan once in the locker room. Or maybe Dan knows more about James because of the greater national attention.
Bad Joke Alert: This nugget was stashed away in the middle of the column:
Those fears were realized with a couple of minutes left in yesterday's game when the King (if he travels in a road game against the Grizzlies, do they say he's walkin' in Memphis?)
Edit: Apparently, Bob Ryan was assigned the Paul Pierce angle for the Globe.