NBA Rumors: Paul Pierce Done With Basketball, Clippers Player Plans To Retire?
It’s Paul Pierce 18th year in professional basketball, so it’s not a wonder if he will think about retiring soon. Read On!
According to Sir Charles In Charge, Paul Pierce will most likely to retire if his new team, the Los Angeles Clippers, will win this 2015-16 NBA Championship in June.
At Clippers media day last Friday, the 37-year-old professional basketball player revealed his ultimate dream.
Pierce said that it would be a dream come true to be home and to be able to carry the championship trophy down Manchester Blvd.
“…it would be a dream come true. I’m excited for this moment.”
Pierce’s team will have to get through a big change if he will continue his retirement but who knows what will be their fate in the upcoming season as the team needs to beat Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder first. Aside from those teams, Clippers also need to get through LeBron James and the improving Cleveland Cavaliers.
Moreover, Fansided reported that Pierce is determined to win the finals.
“I think I can bring an attitude…I think to win in this league, you have to have a certain nastiness to you, a certain attitude.” —ESPN
Pierce signed a three-year, $10 million contract, with Clippers to join with his Boston coach, Doc Rivers and according to River’s interview, he is yet to decide that where will he put Pierce.
Rivers has not decided if the latter will play at the start as a small forward since Josh Smith and Lance Stephenson, the two newcomers in the team, are also one of the candidates for the part.
However, if Paul Pierce were to ask, he admitted that he doesn’t mind what position will he be in.
He acknowledges that he’s not the player he used to be since he’s now turning 38, and the best thing he could do to get through the season is to avoid getting injured
“…So whether [Rivers] plays me as a starter, or plays me off the bench, whether he plays me 15, 16 minutes, I’m willing to take on any role, as long as we win a lot of games.” —ESPN
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