Paul Pierce has established himself as one of the greatest players to ever wear the Celtic green. Since being drafted 10th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft, Pierce has been one of the most prolific scorers in the league and one of the most productive wing players of all-time. With career averages of 22.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.5 steals and an NBA championship in 11+ seasons as of January 28, 2010, Pierce has to be considered a lock for the hall of fame in nearby Springfield, MA.
His ability to take the ball to the hoop with ease, his foot work in the mid-range area and his 3-point range makes him one of the most dangerous scoring threats in the league. Pierce has been underrated by casual NBA fans for years but as Celtics fans know, he has provided many memorable moments as one of the most clutch players of recent memory.
Pierce has been the most recognizable Boston Celtic since Larry Bird and many have compared him to Larry Legend. Pierce has his own name though, he goes by "The Truth" and he has exactly that. Since his first game when he scored 19 points, he has been a scoring machine and will one day see his number 34 up in the rafters next to Bird's 33.
Paul has had too many game winning shots and dagger shots to count. He has had quite a few personal milestones and achievements in Green. He will have more as his career progresses. How can you pick just 10? You could pick out 10 in the past year alone. When you think of the most clutch players of the past decade you think of Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Steve Nash; I think you have to include Paul Pierce in this group.
Celtics broadcaster Tom Heinsohn says Paul Pierce is the best pure scorer in Boston Celtics history -- even better than Larry Bird. Heinsohn has seen them all and I will take his word on that.
What do you think have been Paul Pierce's Top 10 most memorable moments? Find out right now! We'll start with #10 which was actually in the 2009 NBA playoffs...