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Paul Pierce Jersey Retirement Turns Ugly Boston Celtics Night Special

With Isaiah Thomas no longer on the Cleveland Cavaliers, the elephant in the room was missing inside of TD Gardens when the Cavs came into the arena to take on the Boston Celtics.

Although the game may have been over far before the final buzzer, the night was only just beginning as after the contest’s festivities, the Celtics retired Paul Pierce’s number 34. The 40-year old Pierce is the Celtics’ all-time leader in three-pointers made (1,823), free throws (6,434), and steals (1,583). He is also their second all-time leading scorer with a grand total of 24,021-points.

“This is just a special day,” Pierce said afterward. “If I never make the Hall of Fame or anything, to go up in the rafters as a retired number for the Celtics – that’s just enough. That’s enough for me. … When you’re forever with the Celtics, you’re forever.”

Pierce spent 15-seasons with the green and white.

 

For ‘The Truth’ retiring as a Celtics was the cherry on top of what was a stellar career and he couldn’t write it any other way.

“I did the trifecta,” Pierce said. “I left a legacy. I had my high school jersey retired. My college jersey retired. But there’s no greater honor than having your NBA jersey retired for the Boston Celtics.”

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