62 Facts About Paul Pierce

1. On July 17, 2017, Paul Pierce signed a ceremonial contract with the Boston Celtics in order to retire with the team.

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2. Paul Pierce is clearly a very lucky girl, as in 2016, Paul Pierce got her a llama for her birthday.

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3. In 2008, Julie and Paul Pierce had their first child together.

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4. Paul Pierce was a high school McDonald's All-American and earned All-America first team honors in his junior year at Kansas.

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5. Paul Pierce responds to Kobe Bryant calling him tough to guard because of his "heft" in Kobe's new book.

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6. Paul Pierce went to Inglewood High School in Inglewood, California where he was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald's All-Americans.

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7. Paul Pierce played for the UnitedStates national team, he participated in the 2002 FIBA world championships.

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8. In 2008, Paul Pierce was named NBA final MVP after he helped guard Boston Celtics to the 2008 championship title, the only NBA championship he won in the course of his career, defeating a Kobe Bryant inspired LA Lakers.

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9. Paul Pierce was a Los Angeles resident, and they are accustomed haters of Boston Celtics, so being picked by Boston Celtics in the draft was not exciting to him, neither was it a dream come through for him.

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10. Paul Pierce was born on October 13, 1977, as Paul Anthony Pierce in Oakland, California to a single mum Lorraine Hosey.

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11. Paul Pierce was instrumental to the Celtics 2008 championship run, as he was awarded the Finals MVP after averaging 22 points per game.

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12. Paul Pierce divulged this as part of the NBA's initiative to focus more on being open about the mental health of its players.

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13. Paul Pierce had to undergo lung surgery to repair the damage.

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14. On September 25, 2000, Paul Pierce was stabbed 11 times in the face, neck, and back and had a bottle smashed over his head while at the Buzz Club, a late night dance club in the Boston Theater District.

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15. In that game, Paul Pierce went over 45,000 minutes for his career, becoming the fifth active player and 17th in NBA history to reach that mark.

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16. Paul Pierce scored 1,000 points for the 15th straight season, becoming the only active NBA player and the sixth player in NBA history to score 1,000 points in 15 straight seasons.

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17. Paul Pierce convinced Garnett to waive his no-trade clause so that the deal could come to fruition.

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18. On June 29, 2010, Paul Pierce opted out of his contract and invoked his early termination clause to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2010.

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19. Paul Pierce missed only one game the entire season and led the team in scoring.

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20. Paul Pierce was selected as a member of the US national team in 2002, and played in the FIBA World Championships.

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21. Paul Pierce led the league in total points in 2002, and was an All-NBA Third Team selection in 2002 and 2003.

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22. Paul Pierce led the Celtics and finished eighth in the league in points per game, fourth in total points.

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23. Paul Pierce scored 777 points as a junior—the fifth-most single-season point total in Jayhawks history.

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24. In July 2013, Paul Pierce was included in a deal that sent him to the Brooklyn Nets, along with teammates Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry.

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25. Paul Pierce starred as captain of the Celtics, earning ten All-Star nods and becoming a four-time All-NBA team member.

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26. Paul Pierce tells TMZ Sports he had to pack his things and leave his Calabasas home behind … saying the California wildfires were getting too close for comfort.

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27. Paul Pierce tells TMZ Sports he had to pack his things ….

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28. Paul Pierce tells TMZ Sports he had to pack his things and leave his Calabasas home behind saying the California wildfires were getting too close for comfort.

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29. At the same time, Chloe learns that Paul Pierce has paid off her debts to Fay and decides to face him one last time before he leaves town.

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30. Paul Pierce fought his way through by becoming one of the best in the NBA at scoring through contact.

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31. On Wednesday, Paul Pierce took that notion one step further, saying the Cavs might.

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32. Paul Pierce is convinced Duke University can beat the Cavs Sorry Paul, but Duke could not beat the Cleveland.

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33. Paul Pierce reacts to Kyrie Irving's unhappiness with Jamal Murray's shot to reach the 50-point mark by shooting at the buzzer.

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34. Paul Pierce does not think highly of the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers.

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35. Paul Pierce says that Duke would beat the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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36. On Wednesday, Paul Pierce took that notion one step further, saying the Cavs might even be worse than college basketball's fourth-ranked team.

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37. Paul Pierce says that Duke would beat the Cleveland Cavaliers and still lose to Kansas.

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38. Paul Pierce says he thinks Duke could beat the Cavaliers.

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39. Paul Pierce says Duke could beat the Cavaliers in a game of college basketball's best vs the NBA's worst teams.

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40. Paul Pierce received the up and coming lawyer of 2018 superior execution on day-to-day deliverables.

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41. Paul Pierce Says Duke Can Beat the Cavs But Pierce's proclamation is just as silly as the Kentucky-Sixers discussion Eric Bledsoe set off a few years back.

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42. Paul Pierce is apparently not a huge fan of White House visits.

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43. Paul Pierce calls White House visit by champions a 'dumb and overrated' tradition.

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44. Paul Pierce took it as a compliment, and says he was simply stronger than The Black Mamba and others at his position.

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45. Paul Pierce responds to Kobe Bryant's analysis of his game.

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46. Paul Pierce compares proposed Rockets trade to disastrous 2013 Nets-Celtics deal.

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47. Paul Pierce was selected for the United States national team for the 2006 FIBA World Championship, but did not compete because of minor off-season surgery.

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48. Paul Pierce was a member of the United States national team for the 2002 FIBA World Championship, starting all nine games and averaging 19.8 points per game.

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49. On July 17, 2017, Paul Pierce signed a ceremonial contract with the Boston Celtics in order to retire as a Celtic.

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50. On January 16, 2016, Paul Pierce missed a potential tying three-pointer with 25 seconds left in the game against the Sacramento Kings.

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51. On July 10, 2015, Paul Pierce signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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52. On June 27, 2015, Paul Pierce opted out of the second year of his contract with the Wizards to become a free agent.

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53. Paul Pierce finished the regular season averaging 11.9 points per game, a career low.

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54. On January 27, 2013 against the Miami Heat, Paul Pierce recorded his first triple-double of the season with 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists.

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55. Paul Pierce was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after averaging 22 points per game over the six-game series.

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56. From 2002 to 2006, Paul Pierce made the All-Star team every season.

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57. Paul Pierce was selected with the 10th overall pick in 1998 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, a team he despised growing up.

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58. Paul Pierce spent three years at Kansas between 1995 and 1998.

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59. Paul Pierce is one of only three players, alongside Larry Bird and John Havlicek, to score over 20,000 points in their career with the Celtics alone.

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60. Paul Pierce was instrumental to the Celtics' 2008 championship run, as he was awarded the Finals MVP after averaging 22 points per game.

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61. Paul Pierce spent the first fifteen years of his career with the Boston Celtics, who drafted him with the 10th overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft.

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62. Paul Pierce was a high school McDonald's All-American and earned consensus first-team All-America honors in his junior year at Kansas.

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