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Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2018, 12:16:38 PM »

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Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2018, 01:06:58 PM »

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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.

Have a blast!

I was there for Bird night (25th anniversary just passed).  Pretty special.


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Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2018, 03:30:18 PM »

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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.

Have a blast!

I was there for Bird night (25th anniversary just passed).  Pretty special.

It's been 25 years since Bird retired?  Ouch. 

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2018, 04:21:34 PM »

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It would have been nice if we had PP sit actually courtside, not behind the basket in the cheer sector.

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2018, 05:05:27 PM »

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Welp, at least we donít have to worry about any team highlights overshadowing PP34 video on the Jumbotron.

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Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 05:40:24 PM »

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Why didn't we do the ceremony before the game??
Danny Ainge got fleeced.

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2018, 06:01:23 PM »

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So is League Pass going to show the jersey ceremony?

If not, where can I stream it? TP for tips!
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Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2018, 07:31:36 PM »

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Anyone just see Pierce walk right by Danny Ainge to hug Max? Not sure if there's any bad blood there b/c of the trade. I'm prob reading into something that doesn't exist.

Good ceremony- like Pierce's jacket.

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« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2018, 07:35:22 PM »

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Yup...I teared up during the Tommy narrated video tribute. Awesome. Love ya Truth.

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2018, 07:37:54 PM »

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Anyone just see Pierce walk right by Danny Ainge to hug Max? Not sure if there's any bad blood there b/c of the trade. I'm prob reading into something that doesn't exist.

Good ceremony- like Pierce's jacket.

I did see him hug Danny.

Also, if anyone has the link to the entire ceremony I'd appreciate it. Down here in Florida after 30 minutes we got blacked out even though I have the NBA package. Then I went to NBA TV where they showed parts of it amongst discussion and commercials and then a preview to the Rockets game. We had to go to my computer to watch the rest on NBA.com. Thanks in advance.


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Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2018, 07:38:58 PM »

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Yup...I teared up during the Tommy narrated video tribute. Awesome. Love ya Truth.

[dang], I didn't see that. I need the link.


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Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2018, 07:49:14 PM »

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Yup...I teared up during the Tommy narrated video tribute. Awesome. Love ya Truth.
It was a really good tribute.  I loved all the speeches.  Paul, classy as ever, thanked all the right people from Mom, to coaches to teammates, family, ownership, his old workout buddy from Inglewood.  Great job.

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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2018, 08:37:13 PM »

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Yup...I teared up during the Tommy narrated video tribute. Awesome. Love ya Truth.

Same here. His narration was excellent.
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Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2018, 08:38:53 PM »

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Anyone just see Pierce walk right by Danny Ainge to hug Max? Not sure if there's any bad blood there b/c of the trade. I'm prob reading into something that doesn't exist.

Good ceremony- like Pierce's jacket.

He gave Danny a big hug and spent about 5 min thanking Danny for sticking with him back during the bad old days, so no I don't think there's anything there. Danny joked that Paul could replace him one day.
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Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2018, 09:05:19 PM »

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Very nice ceremony.  I definitely teared up just a tad when Paul raised his number.

The only awkward moment was when Ainge made some shameless reference to (I think it was Mike Zarren) being Boston's new most eligible bachelor.  I'm not sure what that was all about.

Off-topic a bit, Antoine really has put on some serious weight.  I'm really glad Pierce had him there, though.