Paul Pierce says goodbye after 19 seasons in the NBA

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Paul Pierce ends his career after 19 years. (AP)
Paul Pierce ends his career after 19 years. (AP)

Paul Pierce’s 19-year NBA career came to end at Staples Center on Sunday, after the Los Angeles Clippers lost 104-91 to the Utah Jazz in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series.

Following the game, former and current NBA players reacted to The Truth’s final time on the court.

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After scoring six points in his final game for the Clippers, his current squad said farewell to the future Hall of Famer.

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Pierce ends his career with over 26,000 points — 15th on the all-time NBA list. He was also a 10-time All-Star, and won an NBA championship in 2008 to go along with his Finals MVP trophy.

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Most known for his days in Boston, his former teammates couldn’t help but say thank you to The Truth with emphatic emotion, including Antoine Walker and Kevin Garnett.

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Pierce said goodbye in his own way on Twitter, thanking all the players, coaches, fans and his family that helped him along the way.

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The Truth sent out a string of 11 tweets thanking everyone he could remember. But he knew there would be some people left out.

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But he couldn’t forget about two of the cities he’s called home.

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The Truth has had an amazing career. Thank you, Paul.