CLPod special retrospective: the Paul Pierce Tribute Pod

Just before the Boston Celtics started putting together the current banner contention squad, a key cog in the last and one of the storied franchise's greatest players announced his retirement.

I am, of course, talking about Paul Pierce, and to honor him, we put together one of our longest, most comprehensive pods ever. With the Celts preparing to raise his jersey into the rafters Sunday, we decided to re-release that tribute podcast along with all our other coverage of Pierce's big night. Join Justin Quinn, Topher Lane, Josh Coyne and a bunch of other guests as we recount the storied career of Boston Celtics legend and First-Ballot Hall of Famer Paul Pierce, the "mother#&!% Truth".

We cover the highlights (and one especially low moment) of his career, talk about his potential future in the league now that the era of Pierce as a player has drawn to an end, cover his words regarding Ray Allen's departure on Area 21, and take the pulse of fans around the league for good measure. This pod is chock-full of all the content we could find to remember this Celtic great, so we hope you enjoy listening as much as we did making this.

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