Paul Pierce will go into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame a Celtic. (And yes, there is no question he will make it.)
While he spent the past few years of his career in with the Nets, Wizards, and Clippers, it is his 15 seasons as a Celtic that defined his career. So on Monday, the Celtics signed Pierce to a contract so he could officially retire as a Boston Celtic.
Paul Pierce will retire in green ☘️
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 17, 2017
While he took a couple of shots at the facility Monday, he is not playing for the Celtics this season, this is simply the classy way to help a legend retire.
Pierce was the Finals MVP in 2008 helping lead the Celtics to their last banner, plus he is a four-time All-NBA player and a 10-time All-Star. With his old man at the Y game, he averaged 19.7 points per game over his career and 5.6 boards a night.