|Paul hugs Doc after the Celts defeat the Detroit Pistons in Game 6 to win the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals.|
According to ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg, however, his choice in free agency ultimately came down to two teams: the Boston Celtics or Los Angeles Clippers.
And here’s Doc talking about Pierce’s decision likely coming down to Boston or LA this year: pic.twitter.com/fW8b3MZ8wu— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) September 2, 2015
The respect both Pierce and KG hold for Doc has been plain to see since their years together in Boston. With a real chance at a ring, it's no surprise Pierce opted for the attractive situation in Los Angeles. With Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin, a great coach and a bolstered bench, the Clippers are for-real contenders. If Rivers/Pierce/Paul can do anything to get Lance Stephenson to resemble his Indiana self and limit the antics, the sky is the limit.
Still, it's pretty cool Pierce considered a return to Boston. Celtics fans would likely be overjoyed to see The Truth return some day for a final career cap, whether it's on a ten day contract or otherwise. Recall that Danny Ainge recently told Pierce that the Celts have a spot ready for him, perhaps in the front office.
While his jersey has changed a few times, it's easy to continue to root for Paul. Adding another ring to his already illustrious career would be one hell of a way to close for Pierce, who turns 38 in October. In any event, new chapters have been added but the story remains the same: Paul Pierce is, and will always be a Celtic for life.
Photo courtesy of Paul Sancya/Associated Press Austin Gill 9/02/2015 11:42:00 PM Tweet Edit