Paul Pierce Retiring As Member Of Celtics
BOSTON (CBS)– Paul Pierce is back where he belongs.The Celtics tweeted out a picture Monday afternoon revealing Pierce in complete Celtics equipment holding up his No. 34 jersey.Pierce, 39, retired
from basketball after this past season. He played for the Celtics for 15 seasons prior to playing for the Internet (2013-14), Wizards (2014-15) and Clippers (2015-17).
Monday’s tweet was the first tip that Pierce would be signing a contract so that he could retire as a member of the Celtics– a statement which came a number of minutes later on.
“We’re honored that Paul has actually decided to retire as a Celtic. He is amongst the extremely best Celtics– a champ on and off the court,” stated Celtics governor and handling partner Wyc Grousbeck. “We congratulate Paul on a Hall of Fame career, and look forward to seeing his number raised to the rafters of TD Garden.”
In February, in his final game in Boston, Pierce drained a 3-pointer, bringing the TD Garden crowd to a state of exuberance.Pierce ranks third in Celtics franchise history in games played, 2nd in points scored, third in made field objectives, initially in 3-pointers made, seventh in rebounds, fifth in assists, fourth in blocks, and first in takes. He was named Finals MVP for his performance in the 2008 Celtics champion win over the Los Angeles Lakers.”It’s an honor to have this chance to as soon as again call myself a Boston Celtic,”Pierce said.”The company and city took me in and made me one of their own, and I could not envision ending my profession any other way. I’m a Celtic for life. “