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Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce is a professional basketball player from America. Paul Pierce plays for the Los Angeles Clippers wearing jersey no. 34.

Early life

On October 13, 1977, in Oakland, California, Paul Pierce was born. As of now, he is 46 years old and his zodiac sign is Libra. He belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity and is an American. He was born to his father George Pierce and his mother Lorraine Hosey. Moreover, He has grown along with his 2 brothers Steve and Jamal. Additionally, he attended Inglewood High School, in Inglewood. Later, he joined the University of Kansas. Thus, he graduated with a degree in crime and delinquency studies.

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Caption: Paul with his mother. Source(Instagram)

Paul Pierce – Career

In his school, Paul Pierce averaged 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. In 1995 McDonald’s, he went on to participate All-American Game.  He also was a contestant in the game’s Slam Dunk Contest. Later, he was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald’s All-Americans, in 2012. In between 1995 and 1998, he spent three years at Kansas. Thus, he earned honorable mention All-Big Eight honors.

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Caption: Paul during All-Star 2020. Source(Instagram)

And, also he was selected second-team Freshman All-American by Basketball Weekly. Later, the Big Eight Co-Freshman of the Year was honored to him. In 1996, he received a spot on the roster of the USA’s Under 22 team.  In 1997–98, he won Most Valuable Player honors in both the Preseason NIT as a junior. Moreover, he also won the Big 12 Conference Tournament. Later, he was selected First Team All-Big 12 Conference by both the AP and Coaches. And, was named Associated Press First Team All-American, Therefore, he was a finalist for the 1998 John Wooden and Naismith awards.

As a junior, he scored 777 points. Additionally, he was ranked as the  5thleading scorer in Kansas history. Similarly, he left the University of Kansas following his junior season. And, he entered the 1998 NBA draft. In 1988, he started playing for the Boston Celtics. In 2002, he led the team to playoffs for the first time in 7 years alongside Antoine Walker. He was stabbed 11 times in the face, neck, and back, on September 25, 2000. Thus, he had a bottle smashed over his head.

More about career

He attempted to separate the fighters at Buzz Club in the Boston Theater District. Unfortunately, he had to go through lung surgery to repair the damage. He was fined $25,000 by the NBA while playing a game against the Atlanta Hawks. According to the sources, the gesture was a gang-related hand sign. Later, he opted out of his contract after playing for so long. Therefore, and became a free agent but he again signed 4 four-year extension contract with the Celtics.

He was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable due to his performance.  He was a swap to the Brooklyn Nets but just played for a year from the Nets, in 2013. Again, he signed a 2-year contract with Washington Wizards, on July 17, 2014. Eventually, soon opted out of his contract and became a free agent. Then, on July 10, 2015,  he signed a 3-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. He signed for $10 million and he is still playing with the Clippers. The estimated net worth of Paul Pierce is $70 million US dollars.

Paul Pierce – Personal life

Paul Pierce is happily married to Julie. On July 17, 2012, the couple started dating each other. Therefore, they are blessed with a son named Prince. And, also 2 daughters named Prianna and Adrian. Previously, he was in a connection with Inga Newson. Eventually, due to some reasons, they broke up. Moreover, he had an encounter with Nefertiti Rasool and Tyler Faith.

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Caption: Paul with his children. Source(Instagram)

Rumors and controversies

Paul Pierce stuck into controversy when he said, ” L don’t think Kobe Bryant is the best player. I’m the best player. There’s a line that separates having confidence and being conceited. I don’t cross that line but I have a lot of confidence in myself.”

Paul Pierce – Body Measurements

Paul Pierce is very tall, handsome, and good-looking. Moreover, he stands 6 feet 7 inches tall (210cm/2.01 m0 and weighs around 107kg (235 lbs).  He has black pairs of eyes and black hair color. Additionally, his body measurement has not been disclosed yet.

Social Media

Paul is active in different social media accounts. In an Instagram account, he has 924k followers. In his Facebook account, he has 3.9 million followers. He has a Twitter account worth 4 million, followers,