The Clippers were eliminated from the playoffs by the Jazz on Sunday, and while that launched L.A. into a summer full of questions about the future makeup of the roster, one thing is certain: Paul Pierce's illustrious 19-year NBA career has officially come to a close.
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) April 30, 2017
Pierce announced his retirement intentions before the season began, and after the future Hall-of-Famer averaged 3.2 points per game in just 25 regular season appearances, it's safe to say that nothing happened this year that was worthy of changing his mind.
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Shortly after Sunday's Game 7 was in the books, The Players' Tribune posted a tribute video featuring Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and others, and it got a little emotional near the end -- especially for KG, who won the lone title of his career with Pierce and the Celtics back in 2008.
Farewell to The Truth. pic.twitter.com/vskkO1qZJL
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) April 30, 2017