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Paul Pierce Thanks Boston for Iconic Celtics Career on Twitter and Instagram
Via Instagram: @paulpierce

Paul Pierce spent the past 15 years playing for the Boston Celtics. Now that Pierce has been traded to the Brooklyn Nets, he is taking plenty of time to thank all the people who supported him for well over a decade.

In order to properly tell all his fans what he thinks of his days in Boston, Pierce created an Instagram account and shared all his favorite pictures:

Pierce flooded his followers' timelines with tweets, each linking out to an Instagram photo that relived his days with the Boston Celtics.

The first was a simple look at what Pierce means to the history of the Celtics. He's a link to the past, bridging the gap between Larry Bird and the next great Celtics star:

Via Instagram: @paulpierce

From there it was just a few general photos of him in green and white, showing off some beautiful shots of Pierce in his prime:

Via Instagram: @paulpierce
Via Instagram: @paulpierce
Via Instagram: @paulpierce

And of course there was a picture from the famous commercial of Pierce sitting in the rafters at TD Garden, yearning to hang up an 18th NBA Championship banner:

Via Instagram: @paulpierce

He had to give a nod to his rivalry with Kobe Brant, which kept the Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers feud alive:

Via Instagram: @paulpierce

Then came the 2008 NBA Championship:

Via Instagram: @paulpierce
Via Instagram: @paulpierce
Via Instagram: @paulpierce

Pierce's 20,000th point came during the 2011 season and was commemorated with this bad boy:

Via Instagram: @paulpierce

There's also a need to take a look at his charity work while living in Boston:

Via Instagram: @paulpierce
Via Instagram: @paulpierce

Oh, and it doesn't need to be said that there are no other NBA players to look toward when it comes to an over-the-top sense of fashion:

Via Instagram: @paulpierce
Via Instagram: @paulpierce

Finally, here's Pierce getting his photo taken alongside longtime Celtics coach and team president Red Auerbach:

Via Instagram: @paulpierce

Auerbach may not have gotten to see that 17th banner pulled up into the rafters, but he was able to witness the development of the latest great Celtic.

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