WATCH: The 34 best plays of legendary Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce
On October 13, 1977, a Hall of Fame player was born in Oakland, California. And while that player grew up to be a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers as he grew up in Inglewood California, fate would make that future University of Kansas star a Boston Celtics legend.
If you have not yet guessed who we are speaking of, it is of course iconic Celtics small forward Paul Pierce, recently admitted to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame on his first ballot. To celebrate the career of The Truth (as Pierce is often called), we present to you this collection of the 34 best plays of his career — one for every number of his jersey with Boston.
And while some are not with the Celtics given he played with the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, and Los Angeles Clippers after winning a title in Boston with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, all of them are worth a watch, courtesy of the NBA’s YouTube channel.