by Marcel Mutoni

This past summer, it seemed that virtually every big-name player in the League at one time or another hinted at the possibility of playing in Europe if the money and/or situation was right. I guess Paul Pierce was perhaps feeling left out.

Paul, like many of his League brethren, doesn’t foresee it happening anytime soon. From the Boston Herald:

“I want four or five more seasons in the NBA,” Pierce, who is signed through the 2010-11 season, said after yesterday’s practice. “I think I could do another NBA contract before I’m through, too. I have another contract here in me.

“But I think I could probably play or live over there at some point. I’ve been to Greece. I really like it there.”

In five years, Paul will be thirty-six. This is actually a pretty cool idea. Former NBA greats could conceivably turn Europe into the hoops-version of the Senior PGA Tour. Here’s to hoping that no one breaks a hip out there.