Boston Celtics owner confirms Paul Pierce's No. 34 jersey will be retired

Less than one day after Paul Pierce played his final game in the NBA, a loss with the Los Angeles Clippers to the Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck made it clear that the Truth will have his jersey hanging in the rafters of TD Garden.

The decision to do so is little more than a formality for Pierce, who is revered by Celtics fans for, among many things, continually coming through in the clutch. Over a 15-year span in Boston, Pierce etched his name in the franchise's record books. He leads the team all-time in 3-pointers and steals while placing second only to John Havlicek in points and games played. In 2008, he led the Celtics to their 17th NBA championship and was named Finals MVP.

 He enjoyed a 19-season career that included stops with the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards and Clippers and amassed 10 All-Star appearances and four All-NBA honors. 

The No. 34 jersey will be the 22nd to be retired by the illustrious organization, and will hang among the likes of Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Kevin McHale and Bob Cousy.

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