Paul Pierce Should Retire Before Playing for Another Team

Trevor LowryContributor IMarch 6, 2012

ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 26:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics and the Eastern Conference waves to the fans during player introductions for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center on February 26, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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NBA teams may be interested in Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, but that does not mean Boston should give in. In fact, Pierce should call it quits before playing for another team.

There is no other color that Pierce should be wearing other than green. In fact, it is kind of hard to even picture him wearing any other NBA uniform. 

Pierce is one of the greatest Celtics to ever put on the Boston uniform, and that is saying a lot since Boston has won 17 NBA titles in its franchise.

Trading Paul Pierce would be a slap in the face. To Pierce that is. Pierce has spent all 14 of his seasons on Boston. He is a true Celtic and should be able to finish his career for his beloved team. In these 14 seasons, Pierce has made 10 All-Star games. 

Pierce's name should go up with the all-time greats in Boston history. He has many franchise records, which include the most three-point field goals made and most free throws made, to name a few. He also has the second most points scored in a game (50 points).

Pierce is second on Boston's all-time scoring list.

Just think off all of the great players in Celtics history. For Pierce to have the second most points in franchise history is saying a lot.

There is no reason for Boston to trade him. He is still one of the best, if not the best, players on Boston's team. He is leading the team with 18 points per game and he also has a very impressive 5.4 assists per game and five rebounds per game to go along with that. 

Pierce may be 34 years old, but he still has a lot of value left in him. Trading him to a different team would hurt his legacy.

So stop with the trade rumors. If Boston is willing to trade Pierce, one of the greatest Celtics of all time, then Pierce should be willing to leave the game that he loves.

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