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Well, as long as my flight can get me out of Chicago tonight, I'll be there tomorrow. Never seen a Celtic number retired live. Going with my dad which will make it extra special. Been marking this on the calendar for about 15 years so when it started to become apparent #34 was gonna be hanging up there one day. Really looking forward to it. I remember Bird but consider Pierce to be my generational Celtic. Got drafted when I was in high school, was a Celtic throughout my 20s & into my 30s. I grew as he grew. '02 & '08 are especially meaningful. Absolutely loved the way he played the game and how he energized the crowd.
Many people say Pierce wasn't athletic. Let's put that nonsense to rest.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHj3nkU077IThe dunk on the Raptors at 4:52 is one of my favorite all-time dunks.I'm glad I don't live in Boston anymore especially with the horrific winters over the past few years, but I wish I was there to attend the game tomorrow. Pierce is the reason I'm a die hard Celtic fan - growing up in Hawaii, we don't have professional sports and most people there like west coast teams (esp the Lakers). I've always liked high-skill, high BBIQ players that beat you with craftiness more than players that dominate with raw athleticism, and to me Pierce was the best. The Truth can ball against the best any time, anywhere, against any generation of NBA players. Period.
Doors open 2:15Tip-off 3:30Ceremony begins 25 minutes after game endsCeremony lasts about 40 minutesCommemorative T-shirtCommemorative #34 patch
Quote from: Section 87 on February 11, 2018, 10:06:14 AMDoors open 2:15Tip-off 3:30Ceremony begins 25 minutes after game endsCeremony lasts about 40 minutesCommemorative T-shirtCommemorative #34 patchThank you for this, so helpful.