Paul Pierce Celtics

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.

 

The Resume:

10th pick overall 1998 – Boston Celtics

10x All-Star

4x All-NBA

Finals MVP

Champion

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). 

Paul Pierce Champion

#45 Monday, August 23. 

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Contributors:

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

Links to previous #HCHot50 pages:

HCHot50 Intro / Missed the Cut

#50 Pete Maravich

#49 Dave Cowens

#48 Wes Unseld

#47 Dolph Schayes

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