Paul Pierce will ‘probably’ retire if Clippers win NBA championship
Paul Pierce just added some extra incentive to the Los Angeles Clippers to bring home their first NBA championship in franchise history. The veteran says he will “probably” retire if they win it all.
“This year, If we win a championship…I’ll probably be done with basketball,” Pierce said at media day on Friday.
Pierce is 37 years old and nearing the end of his career, which has spanned 17 seasons in the league. He did sign a 3-year, $10.5 million deal with the Clippers, but it doesn’t sound like he plans to fulfill the term of the deal.
Pierce was a stud last season with the Washington Wizards and especially shined in the playoffs. He should be a critical piece for a team that is on the cusp of greatness but has fallen short in the postseason four years in a row. Yet we wouldn’t hold our breath on him retiring after the season, which is both good and bad news for the Clippers.