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Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2018, 09:11:06 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.

I honestly mistook Antoine for Shaq at first. I couldn't believe it.

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2018, 09:13:23 PM »

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I dont get how Rip Hamilton gets to have a party for almost an hour at half time of a game to raise his number, Kobe Bryant gets half-time, and Paul Pierce has to to go to after the game?

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2018, 09:15:43 PM »

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I'm a bit disappointed that Lebron didn't participate in the ceremony after the game. I mean, he was there, it wouldn't have taken much. Magic participated in Bird's ceremony. It would have been a classy act.

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2018, 09:17:12 PM »

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And the fact that Tommy didn't show up is a pretty bad sign for his current health. Best wishes to Tommy.

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2018, 09:17:33 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.

I honestly mistook Antoine for Shaq at first. I couldn't believe it.

same, he put on quite the weight

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2018, 09:23:13 PM »

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I'm a bit disappointed that Lebron didn't participate in the ceremony after the game. I mean, he was there, it wouldn't have taken much. Magic participated in Bird's ceremony. It would have been a classy act.

I don't know how well that would have gone over, especially right after he whooped our butts.

Magic and Bird had a special relationship that very few rivals have ever shared.  That was an extremely unique situation.

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2018, 09:33:46 PM »

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Doc's speech was great, especially the line that it's rare to have a great player that allows himself to be coached, that is how you reach greatness. He's absolutely right.

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2018, 09:43:38 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.

I honestly mistook Antoine for Shaq at first. I couldn't believe it.
I also saw Toine on the SEC Network the other day and absolutely could not recognize him. It was National Signing Day for football recruits and I mistook him for a retired offensive lineman. No lie

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2018, 09:47:31 PM »

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I'm a bit disappointed that Lebron didn't participate in the ceremony after the game. I mean, he was there, it wouldn't have taken much. Magic participated in Bird's ceremony. It would have been a classy act.
lebron probably remembers  that beer we threw at him lol

https://youtu.be/bYf-fTtBNWA

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2018, 10:00:38 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.
https://twitter.com/celtics/status/962835502087864321

Here ya go :)

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2018, 10:14:05 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.
https://twitter.com/celtics/status/962835502087864321

Here ya go :)

Thanks. TP


Hey Jaylen. I lost 519 Tommy Points betting on you guys and lost

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2018, 10:22:07 PM »

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Where was ray Allen during the ceremony?

Playing some golf

https://instagram.com/p/BfENp9OHoSy/


He should have went. Didn't pierce say he squashed the beef with ray in China or something? Maybe ray didn't with rondo or kg. Should have still have regardless if he was invited

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2018, 10:36:43 PM »

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Where was ray Allen during the ceremony?

Playing some golf

https://instagram.com/p/BfENp9OHoSy/


He should have went. Didn't pierce say he squashed the beef with ray in China or something? Maybe ray didn't with rondo or kg. Should have still have regardless if he was invited

He could have at least tweeted congrats to Pierce instead of congratulating some random dude for his golf game. That's why you manage to get uninvited from stuff Ray!

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2018, 10:48:32 PM »

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little surprised there was no involvement from Larry Bird. Even magic and Kobe were in the video piece, couldn't get a quick congratulatory quote from Larry? To me and I think most people it was Larry then no one for awhile, then Pierce.
  otherwise it was cool of course :)

Re: Paul Pierce retirement ceremony thread
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2018, 11:16:46 PM »

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