Paul Pierce | Hall of Fame Career Retrospective

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  • armin38822

    armin38822

    Day ago

    This is all you have to know about Paul Pierce. In a big playoff game he can go 1 on 1 with any player in NBA history. He can match anybody and will never back down.

  • DIREK RAMSEY CHIKBOY

    DIREK RAMSEY CHIKBOY

    Day ago

    One of my Top 10 favorite Celtics. Bird, Parish, McHale, Pierce, Havliceck, Russell, Maxwell, Russell, Cowens and KG

  • bronzefighta

    bronzefighta

    2 days ago

    Brah over hear blastin' deltaparole to this right of this time

  • Michael Jordan Smith Sr

    Michael Jordan Smith Sr

    2 days ago

    He kissed the leprechaun on the lips lol that's gay

  • Ruby Thomas

    Ruby Thomas

    4 days ago

    I am scared of Paul Pierce. He is making everyone do his 'sacred ritual' during a mid nba game. Sheesh even James Harden did the ritual.

  • amare1cro

    amare1cro

    4 days ago

    Whats your all time starting 5 for the Celtics?
    Its gotta be
    Rondo
    Hondo
    Bird
    Kg
    Bill
    I think Kg was enough of a Celtic to have this honor and his defense + leadership allow him to edge out Mchale at power forward
    I gotta go with Rondo as a pg above Cousy although Bob is by far the greater legend and Celtic, however, i think prime Rondo is a modern age Pg to keep everyone happy and even put up some monster triple doubles. Although... his character can be a little bit shady and toxic.
    Sg would be occupied by, using a similar logic Ray Allen, because he is the best pure 3pt shooter. And he defended well. But you cannot hurt 2 legends in a row so Hondo for his huge energy goes ahead
    Sf is Bird. Thats a shame for Pierce cause he is a true legend, but he is no Larry legend.
    Honorable mention to Cowens, he is no.2 behind Bill and ahead of Parish

  • timothy1949

    timothy1949

    5 days ago

    I am fucking disgusted looking at the 5 years old warriors fans and 6 years old NBA watching veteran thinking they know basketball and making fun of and disrespecting paul pierce. nowadays the kids watching the cup cake NBA don't know shit about basketball. Imagine being stabbed 11 times nearly died and still played 82 games? When prime Shaq call you the truth you are the truth.

  • Phukk Yooh

    Phukk Yooh

    5 days ago

    One of the most overrated players in NBA history

  • theman2k7

    theman2k7

    5 days ago

    Use to haaaate this guy 08 and on until 2011 ahah he was clutch

  • balltalkdeep podcast

    balltalkdeep podcast

    5 days ago

    underrated legend

  • Mark Flores

    Mark Flores

    6 days ago

    Famous player for the poop game 🤣

  • King Tshilobo

    King Tshilobo

    6 days ago

    Kids don’t know about the truth. And it’s sad

  • Kionta Hawkins

    Kionta Hawkins

    6 days ago

    Shout out to Draymond Green. . . “You thought you was Kobe. They don’t love you like that. They ain’t giving you no farewell tour” 😂 Respect to Paul. But they don’t love you like that! You aight but you ain’t great! 😂

  • Ismael Alarcon

    Ismael Alarcon

    6 days ago

    Genius Big Player" The Truth Forever ☘️☘️☘️

  • Brandon Moskos

    Brandon Moskos

    6 days ago

    THE TRUTH

  • E Cov

    E Cov

    6 days ago

    PDUBBB!!!! my era!!! that man was ruthless!

  • wesley mcgrady

    wesley mcgrady

    6 days ago

    Mt favorite sf

  • Mike 91MDK

    Mike 91MDK

    6 days ago

    Love these highlights. He was a big shot taker and maker. One of the more clutch of his era that many may have overlooked thanks in part to him not being the most athletically flashy. He was more the crafty type that simply got to his spots and could make you pay

  • Boston Sports Boston Sports

    Boston Sports Boston Sports

    6 days ago

    4th In 3-Pointers All Time
    9th In Free Throws made ALL TIME
    15th All Time in Scoring.
    20th in steals all time
    At the time he retired
    10x NBA All Star
    NBA champion and beat Kobe & LeBron while doing it and won finals MVP
    @paulpierce
    @money23green
    Shame on you Draymond he wasn't Kobe but who is Kobe Bro ?
    Kobe Is arguably 1 of the greatest 3 to 5 players the world has ever seen
    You really made it cool for people that are younger and didn't get to witness pierce on his prime disrespect him
    The truth is I been watching basketball for 25+ Years and Paul Pierce Is the most underrated and unappreciated player during that span
    The man beat Kobe and LeBron on his way to winning a title and finals mvp
    Only 14 players scored more than him when he retired paul pierce was ahead of his time but I understand the hate he gets LeBron has alot of haters but he also has the biggest fan base and his fans will forever be salty that Boston and Paul Pierce kept sending him home in the playoffs to the point he had to run down to Miami because he couldn't get past The Pierce led celtics
    Same reason MJ fans and Bulls fans hate the pistons .... We owned LeBron James before he was able to spread his wings and fly
    Mentally he was weak against us and always choked.....
    If not for KG injury
    The Celtics could have 3peated but noone is ready for that conversation
    If not for KG INJURY Kobe would be sitting at 3 Rings not 5
    KG injury took alot from him
    He was already in year 15 and that injury made him regress so much that when he came back his quickness and leap ability were a shell .... And I love Kobe Bryant no disrespect he is one of my idols but if Kevin doesn't get hurt we go back to back in 2009 and in 2010 we were up 3-2 when Perkins got hurt at the very beginning of game 6
    If u know u know
    This Celtics Team was one injury away from possibly being a Dynasty
    In 2012 a washed up Big 3 even had a 3-2 lead in the Eastern conference finals against a Prime LeBron, Wade and Bosh
    Imagine if KG and Allen would of been in Boston 5 years earlier around 2003 instead of 2008
    We would of won like 4-5

  • Renegade of Funk

    Renegade of Funk

    6 days ago

    I played a lot of NBA games and new the top players when I moved from London to Washington DC in 2007. Then I heard that the Celtics had put together this "Big Three" led by Paul Pierce. The next few seasons he became my favourite player in the league. Lebron is/was a great player but its the players like Kobe and Pierce hitting big shot after big shot late in games that make you remember.

  • Andrew J

    Andrew J

    6 days ago

    I CALLED GAME

  • Geryl Araneta

    Geryl Araneta

    6 days ago

    better than dwade

  • Basketball Nation

    Basketball Nation

    6 days ago

    Paul Pierce HOF induct made ray allen and Kevin Garnett fued over

  • Tepong Tuklaw

    Tepong Tuklaw

    6 days ago

    Paul pierce nightmare is LeBron

    • Paul Terry

      Paul Terry

      6 days ago

      The other way around. Bron ran to Miami to get help from 3 other all Stars. LOL

    • edward

      edward

      6 days ago

      yeah ok, that is why he ran out of Cleveland

  • Jake Rubinsky

    Jake Rubinsky

    6 days ago

    my fave player behind Kobe. so much love for the Truth. I felt so much heartache in '08

  • Stee Guzman

    Stee Guzman

    6 days ago

    Anyone hating on pierce is either a lebron or Kobe Stan. They hate pierce cause he eliminated both in the same season and bash him every time his name is brought up out of fear of what he use to do to they zaddies. Y’all in denial that’s why y’all quick to say shit to down play his career.

  • Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan

    6 days ago

    Bronsexuals hate him lmao

  • Blake Spadaro

    Blake Spadaro

    6 days ago

    Loved watching Paul Pierce play

  • Maurice Brodie

    Maurice Brodie

    6 days ago

    Happy For My Man Paul P...
    Only Ron Artest Stood in front of Paul an The Celtics winning Back to Back Titles..
    Damn you Ron Artest.. 😂🤣👍🏿👍🏿

  • Alex Akinkugbe

    Alex Akinkugbe

    6 days ago

    One of the most clutch players in NBA history. Down 1. U knew he was gonna his the step back jumper at the elbow and there’s nothing u could do. The truth

  • karl

    karl

    6 days ago

    Congratulations to my childhood hero. My favorite player of all time. ☘️🏆🏀

  • Samsung Phone

    Samsung Phone

    6 days ago

    The Player who Beats Lebron and Kobe in the same year in the postseason.

    • Paul Terry

      Paul Terry

      6 days ago

      Kobe's only mvp season too.

    • Apple Pie

      Apple Pie

      6 days ago

      He wasn't nicknamed The Truth for nothing.

  • Colton Lagnese

    Colton Lagnese

    6 days ago

    So beautiful

  • EagIez

    EagIez

    6 days ago

    my favorite celtic

  • Мистер X

    Мистер X

    6 days ago

    The Truth was born in LA but became one of the best Boston Celtics. Such an irony

  • Ken Matthew

    Ken Matthew

    6 days ago

    hes my greatest celtic of all time i didnt see russell, bird I saw the truth

  • Nikša Lukić

    Nikša Lukić

    6 days ago

    The Boston Celtics are the best

  • MKHL

    MKHL

    6 days ago

    Paul Pierce the truth. Not the flashy, althetic and explosive player but he was a dog on the court. He knows how to use his body to his advantage. Ice cold clutch killer. He was one of the last players who would love competition instead of forming superteams. Give respek to his name
    Ps: was stab 11 times and came back stronger

  • Franz Liszt

    Franz Liszt

    6 days ago

    Thats how you fuck - The Truth Paul Pierce 2:03

  • Iosif Joita

    Iosif Joita

    7 days ago

    they give it to anybody these days

    • Mike 91MDK

      Mike 91MDK

      6 days ago

      He deserves it

    • Apple Pie

      Apple Pie

      6 days ago

      Lol😂 Didn't you watched the clip? He carried his team into the championship. He was the Finals MVP. A 10x NBA All Star. You cannot be an All Star if you're not one of the best players in the league. He made LeBron leave Cleveland and went to Miami because he cannot win against Paul Pierce. He even defeated Kobe Bryant of Lakers in the 2008 NBA Finals. He wasn't nicknamed The Truth for nothing.

  • KD's Trilogy

    KD's Trilogy

    7 days ago

    The Greatest Celtic Of All Time...Aside From Bill....Paul Owns The Celtics Record Books....Yes Even Better Than Bird

    • Paul Terry

      Paul Terry

      6 days ago

      No, not better than Bird

  • Tyquan Jones

    Tyquan Jones

    7 days ago

    Is Paul the 3rd best Celtic of all time?

    • Paul Terry

      Paul Terry

      6 days ago

      @Tyquan Jones i think I'll go 1. Russell 2. Bird 3. Hondo 4. Truth

    • Paul Terry

      Paul Terry

      6 days ago

      @Tyquan Jones I think Hondo

    • Tyquan Jones

      Tyquan Jones

      6 days ago

      @Paul Terry who could rank ahead of him.... I have Russell and Bird obviously

    • Paul Terry

      Paul Terry

      6 days ago

      🤷 maybe

  • Fire Angel Luffo

    Fire Angel Luffo

    7 days ago

    Lived up to the name the Truth.

  • Fire Angel Luffo

    Fire Angel Luffo

    7 days ago

    He was cold blooded killer

  • Jigen lol

    Jigen lol

    7 days ago

    Cold blooded Paul Pierce

  • Nuradin Alas

    Nuradin Alas

    7 days ago

    Truth was clutch

  • JD1 WEST

    JD1 WEST

    7 days ago

    No farewell tour. You’re no Kobe.

    • edward

      edward

      6 days ago

      ok

  • Titan Segundera 2.0

    Titan Segundera 2.0

    7 days ago

    I want to know The Truth! You can't handle The Truth!

  • Dukes Verrill

    Dukes Verrill

    7 days ago

    The Truth was a fearless bucket-getter. Def had a lot of memorable clutch moments.

  • Blue Horizon

    Blue Horizon

    7 days ago

    The professional scorer! Being known for that really sold short just how great Paul was. He could do it all, went toe to toe with prime LeBron, and bested him.

    • Paul Terry

      Paul Terry

      5 days ago

      @Ben W re-read my last comment. LeBron like Pearce NEVER won without all-star support. Fact! The difference between the two guys is Pearce never quit on the Celtics. Question: what team will LeBron join HOF as? The guy spent his career chasing rings bouncing team to team joining superteams. He screwed himself so the fans and legends of the game give him crap for it justifiably.

    • Ben W

      Ben W

      5 days ago

      @Paul Terry and you had to look those names up didn't you? Thats how good of team it was. I've heard no one say that what any Celtics did in those playoffs was close to what lebron did to them. Should've been embarrassed the way some kid schooled their entire defense. *No nba first team for a reason*

    • Paul Terry

      Paul Terry

      6 days ago

      @Phoenix PlayZ if your argument is based around Paul needing a superteam to win a ring. Cool. How is LeBron different? Both players took "weak" teams to playoffs multiple times and lost. Paul stayed with his team and won while LeBron ran scared to Wade's Heat. Fact! 2 years later he finally won with a superteam of 4. Then joined a superteam on Cavs of 4. Then joined s superteam on Lakers and won in a covid shortened year.

    • Paul Terry

      Paul Terry

      6 days ago

      @Phoenix PlayZ *big 3. Cavs had a solid team with LeBron, Hughes, pavlovic, Gooden, IIgauskas and Varejao. They had 50 wins. The C's were just better.

    • Phoenix PlayZ

      Phoenix PlayZ

      6 days ago

      @Paul Terry Lebron at age what 23 took the big 4 celtics to 7 games literally by himself who did he have on that cavs team?

  • Mon Tej

    Mon Tej

    7 days ago

    The truth! You got to hate or love him!

  • Jose

    Jose

    7 days ago

    Congratulations buddy your daddy LeBron is very proud of you!! (:

    • Jose

      Jose

      6 days ago

      @BrooklYN BrUh 😐

    • BrooklYN

      BrooklYN

      6 days ago

      @Jose thats lebron father

    • Jose

      Jose

      6 days ago

      @edward 😂🤫

    • edward

      edward

      6 days ago

      you tripping

  • natedawg 100

    natedawg 100

    7 days ago

    The most underrated player of all time?

  • Mar Eastwood

    Mar Eastwood

    7 days ago

    Inglewood represent

  • Pinnacles

    Pinnacles

    7 days ago

    PP was a pure scorer
    Big shot maker

  • young city

    young city

    7 days ago

    People sleep on Paul Pierce clutchness

  • Bai Qi

    Bai Qi

    7 days ago

    Paul pierce kissing the logo, while Kyrie Irving stomping the logo

  • Rafael Torres

    Rafael Torres

    7 days ago

    NBA champion (2008)
    NBA Finals MVP (2008)
    10× NBA All-Star (2002–2006, 2008–2012)
    All-NBA Second Team (2009)
    3× All-NBA Third Team (2002, 2003, 2008)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)
    NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2010)
    No. 34 retired by Boston
    Points
    26,397 (19.7 ppg)
    Rebounds
    7,527 (5.6 rpg)
    Assists
    4,708 (3.5 apg)

    Consensus first-team All-American (1998)
    First-team All-Big 12 (1998)
    Third-team All-Big 12 (1997)
    2× Big 12 Tournament MVP (1997, 1998)
    No. 34 retired by Kansas Jayhawks
    McDonald's All-American (1995)
    Second-team Parade All-American (1995)
    California Mr. Basketball (1995)
    Top 20 in points alltime (16)
    Top 5 most clutch player in history
    1.Jordan
    2.Kobe
    3.Pierce
    4.Bird
    5.Robert Horry, Reggie Miller
    There is a video on YouTube over ten minutes long of pierce giving dagger after dagger. Straight assasin on the clutch always striking fear on defenders
    After getting himself 11 daggers he went to play right after a full season and gave the same daggers back to every Team

    • Luis Sanchez

      Luis Sanchez

      Day ago

      Even if he retired the last season he played we would’ve been at 20ppg. That last season he played screwed his average

    • Ryan Twitter

      Ryan Twitter

      4 days ago

      His ppg could be much higher if he retired a Celtic and didn’t play 4 more seasons.

    • Eat Your Creal

      Eat Your Creal

      6 days ago

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  • Band Crew

    Band Crew

    7 days ago

    Favorite player all-time

  • Daniel Hernandez

    Daniel Hernandez

    7 days ago

    🚽

  • Hugh Jass

    Hugh Jass

    7 days ago

    2001-2002 Celtics led by Pierce is a very underrated team

    • Hugh Jass

      Hugh Jass

      6 days ago

      @Bai Qi took that taser like a champ hahahaha

    • Bai Qi

      Bai Qi

      6 days ago

      I'll get you, bitch! 😎

  • Hassan Rao

    Hassan Rao

    7 days ago

    I am not a Celtics fan I have nothing but respect for him.

  • Christian Gamer

    Christian Gamer

    7 days ago

    God loves you and I do too!!!

  • Mayco Eugene

    Mayco Eugene

    7 days ago

    My favorite player all time besides Michael Jordan

  • money ball

    money ball

    7 days ago

    Jayson Tatum next up!

  • NinjaSquirrel30

    NinjaSquirrel30

    7 days ago

    Where's Rachel Nichols at???

  • Ambrose Rogers

    Ambrose Rogers

    7 days ago

    Paul The Truth Pierce the Celtics 💚💚💚💚☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️🏀🏀🏀🏀🎊🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • Gabe Aguilar

    Gabe Aguilar

    7 days ago

    He may say some controversial stuff but it’s his opinion. Dude was lethal in his prime.

    • John Smith

      John Smith

      Day ago

      @Andie John Lubiano Is everything ok, man?

    • Andie John Lubiano

      Andie John Lubiano

      Day ago

      @John Smith is everything ok man?

    • John Smith

      John Smith

      5 days ago

      @Srichakra Kovirineni why are u getting mad? See how i did that to u? I can make a baseless assumption just like u did. Clown.

    • Srichakra Kovirineni

      Srichakra Kovirineni

      5 days ago

      @John Smith why u getting mad wtf

    • John Smith

      John Smith

      6 days ago

      @Just Wang i know it’s not. Make your point please sir. I’m not sure if i missed it.

  • Ryan damon

    Ryan damon

    7 days ago

    🙏🏾

  • HeadbanD™

    HeadbanD™

    7 days ago

    Smoking on that Headband call that sh*t that Paul Pierce!!

  • TeegeyTheTiger

    TeegeyTheTiger

    7 days ago

    W

  • Travis Garnett

    Travis Garnett

    7 days ago

    ❤️

  • D WADE IS THE GOAT

    D WADE IS THE GOAT

    7 days ago

    One of the best players in the clutch it's hard to remember him missing in closing moments

    • Ethan Tenorio

      Ethan Tenorio

      4 days ago

      @Liam Harris they were a aging celtics team still lmao they beat everyone in the east cos of how well they played together tf. The big 3 celtics wasnt as big of a super team as people think they were lmfao. They all just fit into their roles and supported one another. They were all in the back end of their careers after 2009 they had like 3 good seasons left after.

    • Liam Harris

      Liam Harris

      4 days ago

      @Ethan Tenorio The Celtics had a big 3 and Bron was by himself in Cleveland, and Bron decided to formed a Super team just like the Celtics did, and we all know what happened when the Heat Big 3 faced the Celtics Big 3, don't make excuses bro. In 2010, they made it to the Finals.... and we all saw what happened to them in 2011 against the Heat, they didn't have a chance.. how the hell did they get old after one season?

    • Ethan Tenorio

      Ethan Tenorio

      4 days ago

      @Solid Snake hm yeah the celtics werent even in their primes in 2010... and prime bron took a aging celtics team to 7 games in 2012. yikes. 3 superstars in their primes to beat a mid 30's celtics team lol

    • Solid Snake

      Solid Snake

      4 days ago

      @Ethan Tenorio what happened when bron hit his prime 🤔

    • Ethan Tenorio

      Ethan Tenorio

      5 days ago

      @Solid Snake Lmao didnt he drop like almost 40 on Brons head and eliminated bron in 2008 and 2010 lol

  • Bolts Duce

    Bolts Duce

    7 days ago

    hey repent here repent what this means is give your life to jesus and turn away from your sins and you will be saved and the blood of jesus will get you to heaven but if you live a good life and ask for forgiveness and spread the gospel etc just start out by saying you repent like say it like i repent

    • Abraham Garcia

      Abraham Garcia

      6 days ago

      Cap 🧢

  • Rolling with Randy

    Rolling with Randy

    7 days ago

    Not only one of the deadliest players but one of the funniest too 😂

    • edward

      edward

      6 days ago

      @Ruben CvC better

    • Ruben CvC

      Ruben CvC

      6 days ago

      @MKHL you tripping

    • MKHL

      MKHL

      6 days ago

      Paul Pierce is a good as D wade

    • D WADE IS THE GOAT

      D WADE IS THE GOAT

      7 days ago

      Facts

  • Емельян Болсунов

    Емельян Болсунов

    7 days ago

    bzlda
    vun.fyi

  • Kondring Tomelden

    Kondring Tomelden

    7 days ago

    Jayson Tatum next

  • Jaylen Tatum

    Jaylen Tatum

    7 days ago

    TRUTH

  • 805Bullies Home of the bully

    805Bullies Home of the bully

    7 days ago

    The truth much love let’s go Celtics

  • PAC

    PAC

    7 days ago

    Paul "The Truth" Pierce is one of the best players of all-time and one of the best Celtic players of all-time. For years he carried that franchise on his back and I was glad to see him finally win a championship. HOF no doubt and much respect to him for a great career.

    • Ben W

      Ben W

      5 days ago

      @Yohan Calix Balasbas weak team in the weak east. I liked him and kg better before they won. Afterwards they became insufferable.

    • Solid Snake

      Solid Snake

      6 days ago

      @123 Four5Six couldn't beat prine bron

    • DJ Mac

      DJ Mac

      6 days ago

      @Yohan Calix Balasbas those were empty stats.. 25ppg who cares they were losing. Someone had to score on the team. He cudnt carry a team plain and simple

    • El Nene787

      El Nene787

      6 days ago

      You ain't lying brother 🔥🔥

    • Eat Your Creal

      Eat Your Creal

      6 days ago

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  • liu travis

    liu travis

    7 days ago

    Hurray, now bring the strippers!

  • NEIL JOHN RUBIO

    NEIL JOHN RUBIO

    7 days ago

    Legend

  • G🅰️V1N

    G🅰️V1N

    7 days ago

    I love you Paul biggest Celtic fan the truth !

    • Solid Snake

      Solid Snake

      4 days ago

      @maimouna kone let it out cry baby

    • maimouna kone

      maimouna kone

      5 days ago

      @UCB8HZphlCsMVHwklTCsiDmA SHUT THE FUCK UP Peirce is a goat

    • maimouna kone

      maimouna kone

      5 days ago

      @UCB8HZphlCsMVHwklTCsiDmA SHUT THE FUCK UP PEIRCE is a goat

    • Solid Snake

      Solid Snake

      6 days ago

      Bron took his rings away

    • Eat Your Creal

      Eat Your Creal

      6 days ago

      usflow.info/tree/video/lZbNm9Lbp9eulbM

  • Ghostpepper 510

    Ghostpepper 510

    7 days ago

    He a hater tho

    • edward

      edward

      6 days ago

      why? because he doesn't worship lebrick

  • Sherri Mahala

    Sherri Mahala

    7 days ago

    tyyg6
    vur.fyi

  • Goat 69

    Goat 69

    7 days ago

    Pooppy pierce going crazy

  • ARJAN.

    ARJAN.

    7 days ago

    Nice story

  • J03LZ

    J03LZ

    7 days ago

    Pog

  • MinePlay 512

    MinePlay 512

    7 days ago

    One of the best in the game.

    • Casualgamer 4

      Casualgamer 4

      7 days ago

      @Malone and playing basketball

    • willian

      willian

      7 days ago

      Wake up

    • Malone

      Malone

      7 days ago

      Yeah at talking a 💩🤣