Paul Anthony Pierce is an American retired professional basketball player who played 19 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is known for his time with the Boston Celtics where he spent 15 years and won an NBA championship.
Pierce played 3 years of college basketball for Kansas, he was named Big Eight Freshman of the Year in 1995–96, He was the MVP of the Big 12 Conference Tournament in both 1997 and 1998.
Pierce was selected with the 10th overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, he finished third in Rookie of the Year voting in his rookie season and was selected in the NBA All-Rookie first team.
Pierce was a 10 time NBA All-Star and a 4 time All-NBA team member, He was named the Finals MVP in 2008, leading the Celtics to their 17th NBA Championship.
He also played for the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, and the Los Angeles Clippers.
He is the Celtics' second all-time leading scorer behind John Havlicek. His jersey number(34) was retired by the Boston Celtics.