Boston Celtics respect Paul Pierce by timid his No. 34

Steve Gardner

 |  USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics have hung another mythological jersey series in a rafters. 

Paul Pierce had his iconic 34 late during a rite on Sunday, a same day a Celtics faced a Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Nicknamed “The Truth,” Pierce wore a immature and white for a initial 15 of his 19 seasons in a NBA, creation 10 All-Star teams and earning a NBA Finals MVP honors on Boston’s NBA title-winning group in 2007-08.

The Celtics drafted a 6-7 tiny brazen from a University of Kansas with a 10th altogether collect in 1998. He went on to normal 21.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per diversion as a member of a Celtics.

Pierce’s series becomes a 22nd late by a Celtics, a many of any North American veteran sports franchise.

After a 2012-13 season, a Celtics traded Pierce and Kevin Garnett to a Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster understanding that concerned 9 players and 5 breeze picks.

As his career concluded, Pierce also played for a Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers. 

He scored 26,397 points in his NBA career, that ranks 18th all-time. He is a second-leading scorer in Celtics story (24,021), behind John Havlicek. 

Doc Rivers, Rajon Rondo and Garnett all returned to a Garden for a ceremony.

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