Boston Celtics: Date set for Paul Pierce number retirement ceremony

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 28: Paul Pierce
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 28: Paul Pierce /

The Boston Celtics have announced the date in which they will retire the jersey number in honor of team legend and champion, Paul Pierce.

It was announced earlier this week that the Boston Celtics would indeed retire Paul Pierce’s number 34 this upcoming season.

Now we have the official date and time in which this will take place.

On Sunday February 11th 2018, the Celtics will take on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the TD Garden.

This game will mean more than an eastern conference finals rematch for the Celtics as the team will retire number 34 in honor of team legend, Paul Pierce following the game.

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 23: Paul Pierce
BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 23: Paul Pierce /

Pierce will be the 22nd Celtics to have his number hang among the rafters with many notable legends in Celtics history, and the first since Cedric Maxwell (number 31) had his number retired back in 2003.

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After being selected by Boston with the 10th overall pick in 1998, Pierce spent 15 seasons playing for the Celtics in which he accomplished a series of noteworthy milestones.

As a Boston Celtic, Pierce lead the franchise in.

In the total of 15 seasons as a Celtic, Pierce played 1,102 career games in Boston green while racking up a total of 24,021 points, 6,651 rebounds, and 4,305 assists.

Pierce’s scoring total is the second highest among players in franchise history and in the 2001-02 season, Pierce became the only Celtic to ever lead the NBA in total points scored with 2,144.

Not to mention, Paul Pierce’s 2008 NBA Finals MVP Honors in the Celtics defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Pierce led the Celtics in scoring with 21.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 6.3 assists while 39.3 % from the three, 83% from the line, and 43.2% from the field.

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It was certainly a memorable career to say the least, in which to honor and celebrate for one of Boston Sports greats, Paul Pierce.