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Paul Pierce

Pierce with the Wizards in 2014
No. 34 – Los Angeles Clippers
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1977-10-13) October 13, 1977 (age 39)
Oakland, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Inglewood (Inglewood, California)
College Kansas (1995–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 1998–present
Career history
1998–2013 Boston Celtics
2013–2014 Brooklyn Nets
2014–2015 Washington Wizards
2015–present Los Angeles Clippers
Career highlights and awards

NBA champion (2008)
NBA Finals MVP (2008)
10× NBA All-Star (2002–2006, 2008–2012)
All-NBA Second Team (2009)
3× All-NBA Third Team (2002, 2003, 2008)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)
NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (2010)
Consensus first-team All-American (1998)
No. 34 retired by Kansas
McDonald’s All-American (1995)
California Mr. Basketball (1995)

Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

The game isn't over till the clock says zero.
I probably visualize myself, the shots I'm going to get in the game, how I'm going to play defense, what we have to do to stop the other team's best player, what it's going to take out of me, the whole aspect of the game.
Paul Pierce
The Celtics don't celebrate anything but championships.
You know coaches. Sometimes they ramble.
The rim is looking bigger and bigger every game.
Just soaking up the history of the Boston Celtics has been the best thing that's happened to me as a player.
Paul Pierce
'A Christmas Story' is my favorite Christmas movie.
My favorite quarterback is Donovan McNabb. I think he's a complete quarterback. I love the way he can scramble and throw on the run. He can do it all. He can control a game.
Paul Pierce
I think the most important thing I work on is just my mental approach to every day, my mental approach to the game. How to come in each and every day focused, doing what I want to do, I think that's just the biggest issue.
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'Pulp Fiction' is my favorite movie of all time.
I've never been on the cover of a game. When people go into the store and see me on the cover of a game, maybe that will entice them to buy it.
Paul Pierce
In college, I probably lost a total of about 11 games, and then I came to the Celtics and in my first three weeks we went on a nine-game losing streak.
Paul Pierce
I've never been in a gang. None of my friends have been in a gang. I've never rolled around with big entourages.
Paul Pierce
When you give a team life, give a team confidence, anything can happen in a Game 7.
Paul Pierce
Ubuntu is about a community coming together to help one another.
Life changes when you have a child, when you have your own family. You become more careful about what you do. You're not going to be out late, going out to clubs, hanging out with your friends. You're going to be at home, taking care of your daughter, playing with her.
Paul Pierce
I majored in criminal justice. I like 'CSI,' all that, '24.' I watch those shows on A&E, if I watch TV. I don't really watch TV shows.
Paul Pierce
I worked at a hospital for a week. And at a golf course when I was in college at Kansas for about a week. The tips weren't good so I quit.
Paul Pierce
Mostly I play sports games – football and basketball. 'Inside Drive' and 'NFL Fever.'
Paul Pierce
I like the Raiders. That's my favorite team.
My brother was a huge Charles Barkley fan – my brother went to Miami. He played power forward, and he always used to tell me stories about Barkley and college. And I watched Barkley growing up. I loved what he brought to the game. His toughness and just his attitude, being as strong he was.
Paul Pierce
Once people start making comparisons to a player of the past, they want you to be that player. I try to go out there and create my own image, my own style, my own type of game. Right now I can't even think of one guy I've been compared to.
Paul Pierce
A lot of players know I've been around 13 years and this is my second lockout. I got a lot of respect. I know what's going on both for the league and the union.
Paul Pierce
I always wanted a little brother because I felt like the little brother had to do everything.
Paul Pierce
When you win a championship, it is a great feeling, and you really don't want that feeling to go away.
Paul Pierce
I've always been a late bloomer. My body developed late. From ninth to 10th grade, I grew like 3 inches. Just kind of stretched out. I was like 6-1, grew to 6-4 in 10th grade.
Paul Pierce
I always wanted a little brother because I felt like the little brother had to do everything.
Paul Pierce
I'm a competitive person. I love the game of basketball. I'm a gym rat.
Paul Pierce
There's a line that separates having confidence and being conceited. I don't cross that line, but I have a lot of confidence in myself.
Paul Pierce
Kids get influenced by other kids.
I'm a competitive player, and I love being on the court. If the NBA cancels the season I'm definitely looking at my options and considering going overseas.
Paul Pierce
At the beginning of the season, I set my goal to see if I can lead the league in scoring, because I feel I have that kind of ability. A lot of guys say it, but it's not really in their grasp. I feel that's really in my grasp.
Paul Pierce
When you gotta go through something tough, I've always been a guy that just wants to get it out of the way.
Paul Pierce
A lot of people that I've had around me have been my closest friends since junior high, back when we were exchanging each other's clothes, staying at each other's houses. That was before I had anything.
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