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Clippers forward Paul Pierce is 37-years old and is expected to retire after the 2015-16 season. However, it sounds like The Truth isn’t ruling out coming back for his 19th season if the Clippers don’t get it done this season.
However, Pierce states that if the Clippers win the NBA Championship in 2016, he will probably be “done with basketball”. Via ESPN:
“If we win this year — win a championship — I’ll probably be done with basketball, just to be honest,” Pierce said at Clippers media day Friday. “It would be a dream — to be home, to be able to carry the championship trophy down Manchester Boulevard — it would be a dream come true. I’m excited for this moment.”
Though championship parades in Los Angeles tend to follow a route several miles north of Pierce’s choice of Manchester Boulevard through his native Inglewood, the veteran forward emphasized that his intangible contributions to the Clippers will be as valuable as any on-court production.