Watch: #34 Paul Pierce - where it all began

Paul Pierce's jersey is hanging in the rafters among Larry Bird's, John Havlicek's, and Bill Russell's, right where it belongs, and plenty of ink has been spilled on what he did to get it there (as it should have been).

But the story of how he ever got started in the first place has not seen its fair share over the last few days, so to close out a story we all know the ending to, watch the video above for a glimpse of that same story's very first page - and in case you slept all day yesterday, you can find the jersey retirement ceremony itself here.

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Video: Boston Celtics
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