Quotes by: Paul Pierce

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

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
Just soaking up the history of the Boston Celtics has been the best thing that's happened to me as a player.
Paul Pierce
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.
Paul Pierce
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
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
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

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