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

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.'”