Jeff Green swats Paul Pierce into next week

Nov 7, 2015; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Jeff Green (32) dunks the ball during the first half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Pierce signed with the L.A. Clippers this offseason for several reasons. He wanted to reunite and chase a title with his old coach, Doc Rivers, as well as join a contender in his hometown after spending his entire career on the east coast. One thing he didn’t sign up for? Stuff like this.

The wily veteran found himself on the break during Monday night’s game against the Grizzlies. Pierce wanted to just stroll in for an easy two, but Jeff Green had other ideas. Poor ol’ Pierce never saw him coming (h/t Memphis Grizzlies):

C’mon, Jeff. Let the old man have his time in the sun. Pierce did TOTALLY travel on this play, though, so perhaps this outcome was some sort of cruel justice. Look, Paul, I know you’re getting up there, but you gotta dunk that.