This past season, longtime Celtics forward, Paul Pierce, retired from the National Basketball Association after spending 19 seasons in the league. Pierce was with the Celtics for the first 10 years of his career in Boston, and helped lead the Celtics to their first title since the '80s alongside Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Rajon Rondo in 2008. Now, we got one more tear-jerker from The Truth and the boys in green.
Plays like that were common during Paul Pierce's 15 years with the Celtics.
Most importantly, Pierce helped bring Boston its only National Basketball Association title of the past 30 years.
During his 19-year National Basketball Association career, Pierce averaged 19.7 points (44.5 percent FGs, 36.8 percent 3-pointers, 80.6 percent FTs), 5.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.31 steals and 34.2 minutes in 1,343 games (1,285 starts) with Boston, Brooklyn, Washington and the LA Clippers. He left in 2013, when he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets.
He holds multiple franchise records, including most 3-point field goals (1,823), free throws (6,434) and steals (1,583).
In his his 19-year National Basketball Association career, Pierce averaged 19.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 1,343 games.
"We're honored that Paul has chosen to retire as a Celtic", said Celtics managing partner Wyc Grousbeck.