Birth Day October 13th, 1977
Birth Place Oakland, California , United States
Age 44 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Libra

About Paul Pierce

Paul Anthony Pierce famed as Paul Pierce is an American former basketball player who played in the position of Small forward. He is famous for playing nineteen seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Boston Celtics. After his basketball career, he was seen as an analyst on ESPN's basketball programs "The Jump" and "NBA Countdown" which is his present job. His nickname "the Truth", was given to him by Shaquille O'Neal in March 2001. 

Paul Pierce, Former Basketball Player For Boston Celtics

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Beginning his basketball career with high school, Paul was chosen by the Boston Celtics with the 10th overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft. He was named Eastern Conference Co-Player of the Month twice, for December and April in the 2001-2002 season. He was named to the 2009 NBA All-Star Game and for the first time to the All-NBA Second Team. During a game against the Milwaukee Bucks, he scored his 20,000th career point on a free throw, becoming the third player in Celtics history to reach that milestone solely in a Celtics uniform on 3rd November 2010. He played his 1,000th career game with the Celtics on March 9, 2012, against the Portland Trail Blazers. For the season 203-2014, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets reached a deal to trade Pierce which was completed on 12th July 2013. Then on 17th July 2014, he signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Washington Wizards for the 2014-2015 season and signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers for two seasons. He then retired from the team Boston Celtics on 18th August 2017. His jersey (no. 34) was raised to the rafters of TD Garden in a postgame ceremony following the Celtics-Cavaliers game, as he became the 23rd person in Celtics history to be honored. He is a finalist to be elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this summer. Recently, ESPN and its NBA analyst Paul Pierce have parted ways in the wake of his wild Instagram Live that included pot smoking and scantily clad exotic dancers. It is not clear whether Pierce was smoking marijuana.

Paul Pierce, Analyst on ESPN's basketball programs 'The Jump' and 'NBA Countdown'

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Early Life and Family

Paul Pierce was born to American-African parents on 13th October 1977 with the real name of Paul Anthony Pierce. He stepped his very first foot in Oakland, California, the USA. Later, he along with his parents moved to Inglewood where he spent his young age. He holds American citizenship and he came from the black race. Celebrating his 43rd birthday, Paul cut his cake on 13th October 2020. With the quality of expert communicator, diplomatic, tactful, and charismatic, Paul's Zodiac sign falls under Libra. His religious faith is Christian. 

Paul came into this world being the son of his parents; father, George Pierce, and mother, Lorraine Hosey. He grew up in a poor family. He also has two stepbrothers as siblings. 

Paul Pierce with his mother and his two siblings

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Paul Pierce grabbed his educational qualification from Inglewood High School located in Inglewood, California. For further study, he attended the University of Kansas College in 1995 for three years. He was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald's All-Americans in the year 2012. What's more, he averaged 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists per game during his senior year, and also, he went on to participate in the 1995 McDonald's All-American Game. During his college time, he won Most Valuable Player honors in both the Preseason NIT and the Big 12 Conference Tournament as a junior in the 1997-1998 season. He ranks as the fifth-leading scorer in Kansas history (1,786 points) and 11th on the all-time rebounds list (676). Leaving the University, he entered the 1998 NBA draft. 

Paul Pierce with his spouse, Julie Pierce

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Paul Pierce Married Life and Children

Married man, Paul Pierce is the proud husband to his wife, Julie (nee Landrum). The couple is also blessed with three kids/children; a daughter named Prianna and Adrian & a son, Prince. By sexuality, he is of straight sexual orientation. 

Paul Pierce with his two daughters and a son

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Paul Pierce Salary and Earnings

NBA legend, Paul Pierce had made a huge fortune from his basketball career. His earnings got even bigger when he got himself associated with the sports network. The net worth of Paul Pierce is believed to have $70 Million as of 2021. Back in July 2010, Paul signed a contract with the team, Boston Celtics which included a team option worth $15.3 million for the 2013-14 season earning $22 million per year (salary), which includes $6 million made from endorsements appearing for the brands such as Nike and American Express. He has made most of his earnings from his basketball career. He began streaming on Instagram Live on 2nd April 2021. Later on 5th April 2021, it was revealed that ESPN decided to part ways with him. 

Body Measurements - Height and Weight

Athletic bodybuilder, Paul Pierce stands tall at the perfect height of 6 feet 7 inches or 2.01 meter. He maintained his body a lot by doing frequent exercises which results in a weight of 235 lbs or 107 KG. He has a pair of shining black eyes and his hair color is brown. 

Paul was stabbed eleven times in the face, neck, and back and had a bottle smashed over his head while at the Buzz Club, a late-night dance club in the Boston Theater District. The incident occurred on 25th September 2000. Being stabbed, he had to undergo lung surgery to repair the damage. as of August 2018, he discussed battling depression for a year revealing that he dealt with paranoia over crowds and post-traumatic stress stemming from the incident.

Awards and Achievements

  • NBA champion (2008)
  • NBA Finals MVP (2008)
  • 10× NBA All-Star (2002–2006, 2008–2012)
  • All-NBA Second Team (2009)
  • 3× All-NBA Third Team (2002, 2003, 2008)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)
  • NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2010)
  • No. 34 retired by Boston Celtics
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1998)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (1998)
  • No. 34 retired by Kansas Jayhawks
  • Second-team Parade All-American (1995)
  • McDonald's All-American (1995)
  • California Mr. Basketball (1995)

Paul Pierce with his first MVP trophy

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NBA Stats

  • Points: 26,397 (19.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 7,527 (5.6 rpg)
  • Assists: 4,708 (3.5 apg)

Teams Played

  • 1998-2013 - Boston Celtics
  • 2013-2014 - Brooklyn Nets
  • 2014-2015 - Washington Wizards
  • 2015-2017 - Los Angeles Clippers

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