Paul Pierce has proven to be the spirit and energy behind the Boston Celtic’s sensational 2008 season. Although his game injuries appear to just give Boston more momentum, his injuries are sure working in the teams benefit. Paul is one of those do-everything players who can handle the ball, shoot, score, rebound and even defend, he moves ticket sales all by him self. With his intensity Pierce converts the Celtic’s into a championship team.
Born October 13, 1977 in Oakland California nicknamed The Truth. Paul Pierce has earned All American First Team honors in his junior years at Kansas. In 1998 Paul was the 10th overall draft pick by the Celtic’s. Since then he has been a starter and a six time all star for the Boston Celtic’s. Pierce has often played his best games against the best individual competition, such as LeBron James, Tracy McGrady, and Kobe Bryant. For instance, Pierce scored a career high 50 points in a loss against the Cleveland Cavalier’s on February 15, 2006. After the game, James stated that he feels that Pierce is the top at the position in the Eastern Conference.
In 2000 Pierce suffered a set back when he was stabbed 11 times in the face, the neck and back at a Boston night club. He had to undergo lung surgery to repair the wounds and since then has fully recovered from his injuries. With his intensity and stamina, Pierce has finally taken his team to the finals. Along with Garnett, Allen and Pose the Bosotn Celtic’s have finally reached the level in which a championship is inevitible. The 2008 team is most comparable to the the 85-86 Celtic’s championship team when Larry Bird let the team to the championship. It’s time for history to be repeated for the Boston Celtic’s and the 2008 season will be the beginning of a new era of champions for Boston.