Paul Pierce’s career came to a close on Sunday (Monday in Manila) in Game 7 of the Western Conference first round matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz.
The Clippers went on to lose the game, 104-91, and the NBA playoffs series. Pierce played 22 minutes in the loss, finishing with six points, three rebounds, an assist and a block.
After the game, current and former NBA players sent out their own tweets to honor Pierce and the stellar career he had.
Pierce, according to reports, is set to sign a one-day contract with Boston so he could retire from the league as a Celtic.
Thank you OG @paulpierce34
— Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) April 30, 2017
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) April 30, 2017
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 30, 2017
— KG's Area 21 (@KGArea21) April 30, 2017
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 30, 2017
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) April 30, 2017
Pierce also posted a tweet, thanking “all my NBA brothers and sisters with the game I loved my whole life.”
He spent 18 years in the NBA, 15 with the Celtics, with career averages of 19.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
THANKU TO ALL MY NBA BROTHERS AND SISTERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE GAME A GAME IVE LOVED MY WHOLE LIFE BUT NOW TEADY FOR A NEW CHAPTER STAY TUNED
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) May 1, 2017
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