Future Hall of Fame small forward Paul Pierce is retiring at season’s end, and today marked the final time that the legendary Boston Celtic suited up for a game in the TD Garden.
With his Los Angeles Clippers taking on the Celtics in Boston, fans were excited to see Pierce play in the house that he helped build one last time. An NBA champion and a 10-time All-Star while with the Celtics, Pierce will always be a fan favorite, as he stuck with the franchise through some lean years to later help lead Boston to championship glory.
Although Pierce is now a 39-year-old role player who is not nearly the player that he was with Boston, he flashed his brilliance in a special moment late in Sunday’s game. With the Celtics sporting a fairly comfortable late lead, Pierce knocked down a trademark three-pointer from the top of the key, which brought Boston fans to their feet.
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Marking perhaps the first time ever that the eternally die-hard Celtics fans cheered for a late-game three-pointer by an opposing player, that iconic moment fully showcased what Pierce means to the Boston faithful.
With Boston going on to win 107-102, Pierce’s three-point make was merely an awesome moment to cap off an awesome career in Boston that both he and the TD Garden fans could relish in. A fitting moment for perhaps the most underrated player in recent NBA history, Pierce’s dagger from deep was the perfect parting gift from The Truth.