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Paul Pierce via Player's Tribune:

This is it, my final season.

It’s time to move on from the game of basketball.

Just like any difficult decision, I think you’ve got to be at peace with yourself. I’m at peace with retiring, but I’ve got one more ride left. One more season. One more opportunity.

With the Clippers, in the city where I grew up, I feel like I have that opportunity on a great team. We’re hungry. We want to win a championship.

After 18 NBA years, it’s hard to believe I’ll be playing in each arena for the last time. So I’m going to enjoy every practice, every bus ride, every team dinner, every time running out through the tunnel. I’m going to do my part to give us a shot at the ultimate goal.

Here's the video Paul added to his announcement:



Our basketball heroes are dropping like flies, but at least we've got one last season of The Truth. Paul says he's planning to enjoy this final chapter, and it seems the Clippers being a legitimate title contender played a big role in his decision.

Here's to hoping Pierce gets the opportunity to get some good run in during his final season.


Photo Credit: Danny Moloshok, Associated Press

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Mark Allison 9/26/2016 09:33:00 AM Edit
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