Originally written May 11, 2013 on Celtics Life:
Pierce
Check it out, it must be somewhere there, deep in one of the chapters dedicated to the laws and rights of the Boston Celtics book of legend: Chapter 34, line 15: Thou shalt not trade the Truth There are many more than 26864 reasons not to even think about trading Paul Pierce. You must have known this for as long as 45773 minutes that he has spent on the floor wearing the Celtics green. Paul Pierce has been a member of the Boston Celtics for the last 15 years. To put you into perspective: When Danny Ainge arrived here, Paul had already spent four seasons playing for three different coaches: Pitino, O'Brien and Carroll. In his rookie season he shared the locker room with players such as Popeye Jones and Bruce Bowen was a Celtic. Way before Doc Rivers became the coach of your Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce had been reborn after being stabbed 11 times. Two years after he was an All Star, carrying his team with lots of guts to the Eastern Finals in 2002. Paul Pierce is among th...
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