Paul Pierce thanks his fans before the final regular season game of his career
Wednesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings has playoff implications for the Los Angeles Clippers. If they win, the Clippers will have the home court advantage against the Utah Jazz in the first round. If the Clippers lose and the Jazz beat the Spurs, then Utah will have home court advantage. But no matter what happens against the Kings, the night will have a special meaning for Clippers veteran Paul Pierce, as it will be the last regular season game of his career.
Pierce announced before the start of the season that after playing 19 seasons, he will be retiring from the NBA. And with his retirement quickly becoming a reality, Pierce took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank all of his fans and the NBA for all of the support throughout his future Hall of Fame career:
Just wanna say Thanku to all my fans who followed me throughout my career supporting my ups and downs it's been an honor 19yrs wow thankunba
A 10-time All-Star, Pierce is a bit player on the Clippers now, playing sporadically and mainly on the team to offer veteran support. But in his prime, Pierce was one of the best forwards in the league and after helping to lead Boston to a championship in 2008, he will forever be remembered as a Celtics legend. His career may be ending with little fanfare but Pierce had his moments and will surely be inducted into the Hall of Fame at some point in the near future.