Bill Russell to Paul Pierce: ‘I’m Very Proud of You’

by February 11, 2018
Paul Pierce, Bill Russell

Paul Pierce‘s jersey is being retired today in Boston as the Celtics honor Pierce’s 15 years with the franchise. He averaged nearly 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in his time with the C’s, leading them to the 2008 NBA Championship.

Bill Russell, who was the driving force behind 11 of the Celtics’ titles, gave a shout out to Pierce today on Twitter. Russell, now 83, said, “Paul, one of the greatest things that can happen to an athlete is to retire as a Celtic. I’m very proud of you and I’m proud that you were a Celtic. Congratulations.”

Watch the video below.