Paul Pierce’s 18-year NBA journey will soon be coming to an end, so his LA Clippers teammates decided to re-enact the worst moment of his life Wednesday night.
Pierce was stabbed multiple times in a nightclub incident in Boston 16 years ago, and the Clips thought it’d be funny to pay homage during pre-game introductions.
Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics had the last laugh, however, with a 139-134 overtime victory.
As Paul Pierce returned to TD Garden as a member of the Clippers, the 18-year veteran said Wednesday’s game against the Celtics might be the last time he plays in Boston. […] “It could be, Pierce said before the game. “I’m not 100 percent sure, but, you know, like I’ve been saying the last two years, I’m taking it year by year, and this could possibly be.”
For 15 seasons, Pierce called Boston his home, and he climbed to second on the team’s career scoring list. Although it’s been nearly three years since he last played a game in a Celtics uniform, coming back to TD Garden as a member of the visiting team is still odd for the veteran.
“I think the weird thing is just being on this side of the bench and this side of the locker room,” Pierce explained. “The locker room is a little weird. I used to walk up the stairs and take a right instead of a left. It’s fun I get to enjoy it because it might be the last time I’m back.”