The Truth is one of the most beloved players of this generation and a Celtics great in his own right. He never won an MVP, he wasn’t the de-facto best player on the Celtics title in 2008, but he was the heart and soul of the Celtics for 15 years. He has had his moments with Brooklyn and Washington, I’m sure he will have his moments in Los Angeles, but a Celtic he will always be.
Pierce is the first active player to make the list, though I’d imagine the guy following him up at #45 will stir some conversation.
Amidst scoring the 16th most points all time, obliterating the hopes and dreams of all Raptor fans, and making nearly 200 million dollars from the league, safe to say Paul Pierce has had a hell of a career.
10th pick overall 1998 – Boston Celtics
How did the guys rank him?
The Flag Bearer: Adi Joseph, (34).
The Barn Burner: Brian Geltzeiler, Lang Greene, James Holas, and Shane Young (NR).
Others to rank Pierce: Justin Salkin (35), Will Reeve (38), Justin Termine (42), Josh Eberley (43), Matt Drappel (43), Robert Littal (43), Marc Griffin (43), Justin Rowan (45), and Jacob Noble (50).
#45 Monday, August 23.
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@JoshEberley to low probably not top 50
— nic olson (@cbcballer44) August 23, 2015
@JoshEberley eh…no MVP trophy, 1 ring…..seems right.
— garbo (@PeterGarbis) August 23, 2015
@JoshEberley just right. For now atleast
— Marie Carmel (@Mamzelle514) August 23, 2015
Josh Eberley – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JoshEberley
Jacob Noble – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JacobNoble_HC
James Holas – hoopscritic.com / BballBreakdown, @SnottieDrippen
Adi Joseph – sportingnews.com, @AdiJoseph
Matt Drappel – sportsnet.ca, @MattyD416
Justin Rowan – fearthesword.com / hoopslounge.com, @Cavsanada
Robert Littal – blacksportsonline.com, @BSO
Shane Young – hoopshabit.com, @YoungNBA
Justin Termine – Sirius XM NBA / cinesport.com host, @TermineRadio
Marc Griffin – hoopslounge.com / sportsnet.ca, @montrealmarc
Lang Greene – basketballinsiders.com, @LangGreene
Justin Salkin – hoopscritic.com / brooklynsbeat.com, @brooklynsbeat
Will Reeve – awfsports.com / Host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, contributor for hoopscritic.com @WillReeveJr
and of course,
Brian Geltzeiler – hoopscritic.com / Sirius XM NBA / the-cauldron.com / 120sports.com, @hoopscritic
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