45 years old (Born on October 13, 1977)
Basketball forward; He is famous from NBA Basketball Player.Has a charitable foundation known as The Truth Fund, which lends support to children from the greater Boston area and California inner cities Pierce, who has been with the Celtics for 10 years, is tied with Zydrunas Ilgauskas of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks for fourth place among active players who have played their entire NBA careers for one team. Pierce became the first Celtics player since Larry Bird to reach 2,000 points in a single season. Pierce was raised in Inglewood, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, where he was the star of Inglewood High School`s basketball team during his junior and senior years Starting on September 19, 2008, pre-recorded footage of him speaking and screaming is part of the Hangin` Tough encore of New Kids On The Block: Live tour. Pierce was a member of the US national team for the 2002 FIBA World Championship, starting all nine games and averaging 19.8 ppg. Pierce was also selected for the United States National Basketball team for the 2006 FIBA World Championship, but did not compete because of minor off-season surgery.
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Only Celtics player in franchise history to lead the NBA in total points scored in a season, scoring 2,144 points in 2001-2002
Made a cameo in the music video "Tight Whips" by the 504 Boyz
Most free throws attempted in one game: 24 (November 5, 2005 vs. New York Knicks).
On September 25, 2000, Pierce was stabbed 11 times in the face, neck, and back while at the Buzz Club, a late night dance club in Boston`s theatre district. He had to undergo lung surgery to repair the damage. Nevertheless, Pierce was the only Celtic to start all 82 games in the 2000–01 season. Also, witnesses say that Pierce was attempting to separate the fighters when he was stabbed. Tony Battie, along with his brother, saved his teammate, Paul Pierce, by rushing him to a nearby hospital after a near-fatal stabbing.
Most free throws attempted in one season: 812 (2005-2006, breaking his own record of 753 in 2002-2003
He also participated in the 1995 McDonald`s All-American Game alongside future NBA stars Kevin Garnett, Stephon Marbury, Vince Carter, and Antawn Jamison, and was a contestant in the game`s Slam Dunk Contest, which was won by Carter.
Currently is the Celtics 4th all time leading scorer. Only behind Robert Parish, Larry Bird, and John Havlicek
wanted to become a garbage man when he was 13 yrs old.
In the 2005-06 NBA season, Pierce had the highest points-per-shot average among the top 30 scorers in the league, indicating that he is an efficient and consistent player. On March 8, 2006, Pierce extended his franchise-record streak of 30-point games at 8. On March 7
Most three-point field goals made, career: 989 (1998–present).
Pierce has averaged 22.9 points per game over his 11-year NBA career and is a 7-time NBA All-Star. Trade rumors involving Paul Pierce swirled when Danny Ainge returned as the Executive Director of Basketball Operations in May 2003. Ainge laid most of these rumors to rest in the 2006 off-season by signing Paul Pierce to a 3-year, $59 million contract extension. Ironically, Pierce is the only player left from the moment Ainge took over.
Pierce has often played his best games against the best individual competition, such as LeBron James, Tracy McGrady, and Kobe Bryant. For instance, Pierce scored a career high 50 points in a loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 15, 2006. After the game, James stated that he feels that Pierce is the top at the position in the Eastern Conference.
Most free throws made in one game: 20 (November 2, 2002 vs. New York Knicks
He followed up this stellar season with an injury-riddled 2006-07 campaign that saw him miss the first significant stretch of games in his career, due to a stress reaction in his foot. In spite of this injury, he still managed to put up his usual stellar numbers in the 47 games in which he saw action.
Career scoring average: 22.9 PPG, 2nd only to Larry Bird.
Most points scored in an overtime period: 13 (December 1, 2001 vs. New Jersey Nets)
Most steals in one game: 9 (tied with Larry Bird; December 3, 1999 vs. Miami Heat).
He was cut from the varsity team his freshman and sophomore years, and even thought about transferring schools, but eventually decided to work harder and keep trying to make the team
On April 4, 2008, his fiancee, Julie Landrum, gave birth to a baby girl, Prianna Lee, in Boston, Massachusetts
Most points scored in one half, playoffs: 32 (Game 4, 2003 Eastern Conference First Round vs. Indiana Pacers).
Scored 30 or more points in a franchise record 12 consecutive games
His nickname, The Truth, was accorded him by Shaquille O`Neal. After a Lakers` victory over the Celtics in 2001, O`Neal pulled a Boston reporter over and gestured toward his notepad. "Take this down," said O`Neal. "My name is Shaquille O`Neal and Paul Pierce is the [expletive] truth. Quote me on that and don`t take nothing out. I knew he could play, but I didn`t know he could play like this. Paul Pierce is the truth."[22
Most free throws made in one season: 612 (2005-2006, breaking his own record of 604, set in 2002-2003
On May 18, 2008, Pierce recorded the second-highest point total in franchise history in a Game 7 with 41 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. On June 5, 2008, in Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Pierce was injured in the third quarter and was carried off the court in serious pain. However, he came back to the court only a few minutes later to spark the Celtics with 15 points in the third quarter en route to a 98–88 victory. He was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after the Celtics` 131–92 victory in Game 6 on June 17, 2008
His half brother Jay Hosey played basketball for Wyoming, and another half brother Steve Hosey played right field for the San Francisco Giants.
Pierce has averaged 22.9 points per game over his 11-year NBA career and is a 7-time NBA All-Star. Trade rumors involving Paul Pierce swirled when Danny Ainge returned as the Executive Director of Basketball Operations in May 2003. Ainge laid most of these rumors to rest in the 2006 off-season by signing Paul Pierce to a 3-year, $59 million contract extension. Ironically, Pierce is the only player left from the moment Ainge took over
NMost consecutive free throws made, playoffs: 21 (Game 1, 2003 Eastern Conference First Round). Most free throws made in one quarter, NBA Finals: 10 (Game 5, 2008 NBA Finals). BA records
Most free throws made without a miss, playoffs: 21 (Game 1, 2003 Eastern Conference First Round
Highest scoring average through one month: 33.5 PPG (February 2006).
After his NBA debut, Pierce`s ability to score, rebound and play defense, and a healthy dose of late-game heroics led to his emergence as a top player in the Eastern Conference. Along with forward Antoine Walker, Pierce led the Celtics to the playoffs in 2002 for the first time in seven years and on to the Eastern Conference Finals. In the historic Game 3 of that series, he led the Celtics to the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in NBA playoff history. Pierce scored 19 of his 28 point total during the fourth quarter, and the Celtics recovered from a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the New Jersey Nets
Most free throws made in one half: 14 (March 2, 2001 vs. Utah Jazz).
Shaved his head during the 2007-08 training camp along with the other four Boston starters (Perkins, Garnett, Allen and Rondo).
Has been featured in several video games. In the video game NBA Ballers, Pierce gives viewers a tour of his hometown of Inglewood in a helicopter over Los Angeles.
Playing with Celtics he accumulated 2,071 points in 2000-2001.
On April 28, 2008, Pierce was fined $25,000 by the NBA for an alleged menacing gesture after falling to the ground and being taunted by Al Horford in Game 3 of the first round in the 2008 Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks on April 26, 2008. Sources claimed this gesture was a gang-related hand sign, but Danny Ainge, general manager of the Celtics, stated that Pierce has been repeatedly doing it before and that it was not gang-related, but rather a symbol used within the team. Pierce himself denied it, adding that his foundation was committed to helping urban youth keep away from gangs.
Currently lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts
Most three-point field goals attempted, career: 2769 (1998–present).
Most points scored in a game at TD Banknorth Garden: 50 (February 15, 2006 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers).
Most points scored in a half (including Overtime): 46 (December 1, 2001 2nd Half vs. New Jersey Nets).