After 19 seasons, 26,397 points, 7,527 rebounds, and 4,708 assists, The Truth gave his final performance on April 30th.

Paul Pierce’s career finale was a bit of a letdown; the Clippers fell to the Jazz 104-91 in the seventh game of their opening round series and were eliminated from the NBA playoffs.

It wasn’t the ending Pierce or Los Angeles wanted, but the future Hall of Famer walked away from the STAPLES Center with the same dignity and passion he always played with, and with a standing ovation and respect from not only his Clippers teammates but from his opponents as well.

The 10-time All-Star spent the first 15 seasons in Boston, after being drafted in the first round by the Celtics out of Kansas in 1998.

His tenacity, his hard work, his never-ending motor, his toughness brought glory back to Boston in 2008, a decade after his NBA journey began.

The Truth Stood Triumphantly As Champion

But something just didn’t feel right.

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