Paul Pierce

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Alex Reimer
August 18, 2017 - 9:29 am
Former Celtics forward Paul Pierce is often lauded as one of the NBA’s great statesmen. But not every player has sterling memories of the future Hall of Famer. Blazers guard Evan Turner, who played with the Celtics from 2014-2016, tweeted out some choice words about Pierce Thursday when the Celtics...
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Ty Anderson
August 17, 2017 - 7:31 pm
Exactly one month after signing a contract that allowed him to retire a Celtic , Paul Pierce will next see his No. 34 raised to the rafters of TD Garden and officially taken out of circulation sometime next season, according to Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca. “It’s going to be fantastic,” Pagliuca...
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Nick Neville
July 21, 2017 - 1:19 pm
Get ready for more hot takes from Paul Pierce, Celtics fans. In an interview with Jackie MacMullen , the Truth confirmed that he has joined ESPN full-time as an analyst. The move had long been rumored, but after signing his one-day contract with Celtics on Monday, Pierce drove to Bristol,...
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Brooks Sutherland
July 18, 2017 - 2:11 pm
Jayson Tatum’s game has already earned him praise from players, Brad Stevens and has landed him on the All-NBA Summer League Second Team . Now, the rookie and No. 3 overall pick has earned the stamp of approval from a Celtics legend, who officially retired with the franchise Monday—Paul Pierce...
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Olivia Healy
July 18, 2017 - 10:45 am
On Monday, Paul Pierce signed his final contract with Boston so he could end his career as a Celtic. Pierce was drafted by the Celtics in 1998 and was with the organization for the first 15 years of his NBA career. During his time with the Celtics, he captured an NBA championship, finals MVP, among...
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Scott McLaughlin
July 17, 2017 - 5:18 pm
Paul Pierce will retire as a Celtic. The team announced Monday that it has signed the 19-year veteran to a contract that allows him to retire as a member of the organization with which he spent his first 15 NBA seasons. Pierce is the Celtics' second all-time leading scorer with 24,021 points, and...
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Alex Reimer
June 26, 2017 - 1:21 pm
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have a close bond. They're such good friends, in fact, that Garnett now lives in Pierce's neighborhood. ESPN NBA Insider Brian Windhorst says Garnett, whose Malibu home is undergoing renovations, recently rented a house next to his former Celtics teammate. "Apparently...
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John Hand
June 14, 2017 - 2:03 pm
They say time heals all wounds and it appears it might only be a short while before Paul Pierce and Ray Allen are friends again. “I know eventually it’s gonna smooth over,” said Pierce in a recent interview via B oston.com . “We’ll all sit down one day, probably have a cigar, glass of wine and talk...
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Alex Reimer
June 12, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Paul Pierce may be spending a lot more time on the set of ESPN's NBA Countdown in the coming years. Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch speculates Pierce will be added full-time to the studio show next season, after a successful hosting stint during the NBA Finals. ESPN's courting of Pierce dates...
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March 20, 2017 - 10:37 am
Rajon Rondo is organizing a reunion for the 2008 Celtics. But Ray Allen isn't invited. In an interview with The Undefeated , Rondo said he is planning a vacation with his former teammates to commemorate the championship run. But apparently, there was uniform opposition to Allen coming along. "I...
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