Celtics forward Paul Pierce has long been a candidate to rank among the game's best when he decides to hang up his sneakers.
Breaking the 20,000 point barrier last night is just another in a long line of accomplishments in The Truth's storied run as an NBA star.
While Pierce's career is far from over and he intends on adding another championship to his resume in 2010-2011, now is the perfect time discuss his place in the annals of the NBA.
Where does Paul Pierce rank among NBA greats? Following are reasons why he's near the top.