Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 7/12/13
They say nothing good ever comes easy. That you always enjoy victory that much more after you've tasted the pain of defeat. That it's always more gratifying to reach the mountain top when you've failed many times before. This is true whether you're playing high school, college, or professional sports. Hell, it's true of life in general. Those who have never lost, never truly know what it's like to win (besides Bill Russell. Every rule has an exception). Pierce was the 10th overall pick in the 1998 draft It has never been more true than in the case of Paul Pierce. Today marks the end of Pierce's tenure in Boston. An amazingly sad day for those who have watched him play over the past 15 seasons. Pierce resonates with his fan base like few other athletes do, and I think I know why. You see, much like most of us, success didn't come easy for Pierce. Instead he earned it. He earned it through his immense talents, sure. But he also earned it through the time he put in, through the loyalty
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