A legendary NBA career came to a close on Sunday afternoon, as Paul Pierce retired following his Clippers's elimination from the NBA Playoffs when they lost Game 7 to the Utah Jazz.
Pierce, 39, calls it a career after 18 NBA seasons. He was a 10-time All-Star, made four All-NBA teams and won a championship in 2008. The future Hall of Famer made his name with the Boston Celtics where he played 15 seasons. Pierce went on to play for the Nets, Wizards and Clippers.
THANKU TO ALL MY NBA BROTHERS AND SISTERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE GAME A GAME IVE LOVED MY WHOLE LIFE BUT NOW TEADY FOR A NEW CHAPTER STAY TUNED— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) May 1, 2017
Pierce's last good season was in Washington when he averaged 11.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 73 games. It was just one year, but Pierce provided many lasting memories, most notably his buzzer-beater in Game 3 of their second round series against the Hawks. Pierce hit the game-winner, then proclaimed during a walkoff interview with ESPN: "I called game."