Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 10/3/12

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett grabs Rajon Rondo during a timeout in the fourth quarter of game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinal at the United Center in Chicago on April 30, 2009. The Bulls won 128-127 in triple overtime. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey) Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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While teammates Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo were knee deep in basketball clinics and product launches all over Asia this past summer, Boston Celtics Captain Paul Pierce kept it cool and close to home – kicking sand at the beach and just hanging with a bunch of everyday friends like … EdwardNorton, Snoop Lion (formerly Dogg), Eva Longoria, Jonah Hill, John Legend and Lenny Kravitz.  Oh yeah!  Membership on the Celtics definitely has its rewards.  And for the longest-tenured member of the current Celtics, the rewards are well-deserved. The Truth enters his 15th NBA season this month – the continuation of a long and fruitful career that has been marked by as many ups as it’s had downs.  He endured the “dark years” of defeat and reveled upon a remarkable era of resurgence.  Through the good times and bad, Pierce has always stayed afloat – using adversity as his motivation. “That’s how it’s been my whole career,” Truth told CSNNE before ta...
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