Paul Pierce Wants to Outlast Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Others

by August 20, 2013
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Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce recently joked that he plans to play another 10 years in the NBA. Well, we think it was a joke. Pierce tells the Boston Globe about his goal to outlast other great players from his generation: “Pierce said he will assess his future on a yearly basis, but he has one particular motivation left. ‘My goal is to outlast [Tim] Duncan, Kobe [Bryant], Dirk [Nowitzki], and KG, this is what’s left of that generation,’ he said. ‘I’m looking at all of them. We all are kind of in the same boat where [retirement] can happen in the next year or two. Vince [Carter] is in there. He’s still playing. They still look strong, so I want to continue to look strong.'”