Is Paul Pierce a hall of famer when his career is over?

Jeff AxelContributor ISeptember 19, 2008

Well a lot of people felt it was disrespectful for him to call himself the best player in the world, but is this guy a hall of famer?

This man was stabbed 11 times in his third season in the league and played all 82 games and still averaged 25 a game.

Here is some stats so you can be the judge.

Celtics records:

  • Scored 30 or more points in a franchise record 12 consecutive games
  • Most points scored in a game at TD Banknorth Garden: 50 (February 15, 2006 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers).
  • Most points scored in a half (including Overtime): 46 (December 1, 2001 2nd Half vs. New Jersey Nets).
  • Most points scored in an overtime period: 13 (December 1, 2001 vs. New Jersey Nets)
  • Most three-point field goals made, career: 989 (1998–present).
  • Most three-point field goals attempted, career: 2769 (1998–present).
  • Most free throws made in one game: 20 (November 2, 2002 vs. New York Knicks).
  • Most free throws attempted in one game: 24 (November 5, 2005 vs. New York Knicks).
  • Most free throws made in one half: 14 (March 2, 2001 vs. Utah Jazz).
  • Most free throws made in one season: 612 (2005-2006, breaking his own record of 604, set in 2002-2003).
  • Most free throws attempted in one season: 812 (2005-2006, breaking his own record of 753 in 2002-2003).
  • Most steals in one game: 9 (tied with Larry Bird; December 3, 1999 vs. Miami Heat).
  • Most free throws made without a miss, playoffs: 21 (Game 1, 2003 Eastern Conference First Round).
  • Most points sc
    • Scored 30 or more points in a franchise record 12 consecutive games
    • Most points scored in a game at TD Banknorth Garden: 50 (February 15, 2006 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers).
    • Most points scored in a half (including Overtime): 46 (December 1, 2001 2nd Half vs. New Jersey Nets).
    • Most points scored in an overtime period: 13 (December 1, 2001 vs. New Jersey Nets)
    • Most three-point field goals made, career: 989 (1998–present).
    • Most three-point field goals attempted, career: 2769 (1998–present).
    • Most free throws made in one game: 20 (November 2, 2002 vs. New York Knicks).
    • Most free throws attempted in one game: 24 (November 5, 2005 vs. New York Knicks).
    • Most free throws made in one half: 14 (March 2, 2001 vs. Utah Jazz).
    • Most free throws made in one season: 612 (2005-2006, breaking his own record of 604, set in 2002-2003).
    • Most free throws attempted in one season: 812 (2005-2006, breaking his own record of 753 in 2002-2003).
    • Most steals in one game: 9 (tied with Larry Bird; December 3, 1999 vs. Miami Heat).
    • Most free throws made without a miss, playoffs: 21 (Game 1, 2003 Eastern Conference First Round).
    • Most points scored in one half, playoffs: 32 (Game 4, 2003 Eastern Conference First Round vs. Indiana Pacers).
    • Highest scoring average through one month: 33.5 PPG (February 2006).
    • Only Celtics player in franchise history to lead the NBA in total points scored in a season, scoring 2,144 points in 2001-2002.
    • Playing with Celtics he accumulated 2,071 points in 2000-2001.
    • Career scoring average: 23.6 PPG, 2nd only to Larry Bird.
    ored in one half, playoffs: 32 (Game 4, 2003 Eastern Conference First Round vs. Indiana Pacers).
  • Highest scoring average through one month: 33.5 PPG (February 2006).
  • Only Celtics player in franchise history to lead the NBA in total points scored in a season, scoring 2,144 points in 2001-2002.
  • Playing with Celtics he accumulated 2,071 points in 2000-2001.
  • Career scoring average: 23.6 PPG, 2nd only to Larry Bird.

NBA Records:

  • Most consecutive free throws made, playoffs: 21 (Game 1, 2003 Eastern Conference First Round).
  • Most free throws made in one quarter, NBA Finals: 10 (Game 5, 2008 NBA Finals).

Other:

  • NBA Champion: 2008
  • NBA Finals MVP: 2008
  • 3-time All-NBA Third Team: 2002, 2003, 2008
  • 6-time NBA All-Star: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 1999
  • NBA regular-season leader, total points: 2002 (2144)
  • NBA regular-season leader, free throws made: 2003 (604)

 

Personally, I say yes.

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