But that should never overshadow the fact that he is one of the most accomplished basketball players of all time and a certified legend who is still respected and beloved in Boston.
HBD @paulpierce34 aka The Truth
He was cut twice from his HS varsity basketball team and ended up becoming a…
◾️ NBA Champion
◾️ Finals MVP
◾️ 10 x All-Star
◾️ 3PT Champion
◾️ Franchise Leader: 3PT, FT, STL
◾️ No. retired by Jayhawks & Celtics
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 13, 2022
Pierce is turning 45 on Thursday and that day is a great opportunity to celebrate all that Pierce did when he was in the league.
He was a ten-time All-Star, a four-time All-NBA player, the 2007-08 Finals MVP, and of course a champion of the league that year too.
Pierce is now a Hall of Famer who is remembered for his star power, his relentless attitude, and his fear of no one when he was on the court.
Pierce’s average during his career was 19.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.
However, beyond the numbers, Pierce was a strong personality on a team full of them.
He was playing alongside Kevin Garnett, one of the biggest and loudest voices in the history of the NBA.
And yet, Pierce somehow was louder than him.
Indeed, Pierce’s personality was just one of the special powers that made him so competitive and strong.
He wasn’t afraid of anyone and he was always willing to fight, sometimes with his body and sometimes with his words.
In the years since his retirement, Pierce has been speaking his mind about the league and the state of play today.
Even all these years later, he isn’t scared to state his opinion and say exactly what is on his mind.
There haven’t been many NBA players like Pierce.
Love him or hate him, he will be remembered for a very long time.