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Celtics star Jayson Tatum drops truth bomb on Paul Pierce’s Hall of Fame nomination

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Jayson Tatum has thrown his support behind the nomination of Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.

Tatum retweeted a post showing the accomplishments of Pierce throughout his storied career, which serves as proof why the 10-time All-Star received his first Hall of Fame nomination. The Celtics youngster also made sure to defend The Truth’s credentials, noting that Pierce was cold-blooded killer on the basketball court.

Paul Pierce’s nomination was part of a group of 14 finalists announced on Tuesday, with nine players and five coaches nominated. Other nominees included Chris Bosh, Rick Adelman and Bill Russell as a coach.

In a 15-season career with the Celtics, Pierce won a championship in 2008 as well as the Finals MVP award. He currently holds Boston’s all-time 3-point, free throws and steals records. The Beantown team retired his number 34 jersey in 2018.

Pierce continued on in the NBA for a further four seasons with three different clubs, playing for the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers before retiring in 2017.

For what it’s worth, Jayson Tatum has often been compared to Pierce since he joined the Celtics in 2017.

Prior to his first ever game, Pierce said that Tatum “already looks like an older version himself,” and just last year, he admitted that he felt the new Celtics prodigy was “going to be better” than him.

Having been in the NBA for only three seasons, Tatum is already a two-time All-Star. He was also named in the All-NBA third team last season and made the NBA All-Rookie first team in 2018.

In comparison in his first three seasons in the NBA with the Celtics, Pierce only managed to match one of Tatum’s achievements: being a member of the NBA All-Rookie first team which he achieved in 1999.