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Post#21 » by Hal14 » Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:56 am

I'm 3:35 into watching his speech. He is such a personable, likable guy. Really good speech so far, good tributes to his mom and brothers.

I read that his father took off when Pierce was 6. Whoever his father is, he missed out on raising an amazing man. Sad. But like many athletes, they were able to persevere and be great, without a father figure.
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Post#22 » by Hal14 » Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:02 am

This speech is so real. This guy is so genuine. He is really speaking from the heart.
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Post#23 » by Hal14 » Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:12 am

oh man. That's awesome. I've watched a lot of hall of fame speeches. When Pierce named the 9 teams that passed on him in the draft, damn, that gave me chills -that was one of the best moments in hall of fame speech history.
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Post#24 » by GreenBloodedC » Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:30 pm

I love this photo man

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Post#25 » by Gavin_TDThree » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:12 pm

Pretty solid speech! What'd you guys think of it?

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Post#26 » by exculpatory » Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:47 pm

Gavin_TDThree wrote:Pretty solid speech! What'd you guys think of it?



It was the TRUTH & from the heart!

What else would you expect from the mother **** TRUTH!


But the much less HOF-deserving Chris Bosh once again proved that he is one of the most eloquent public speakers in the history of any sport! That is definitely why he was selected as the final inductee to speak.
Bill Bradley incarnate 50 years later.
SamIam 2010: Truth's ability to play so incredibly efficiently is so UNDERAPPRECIATED. Bballcool 2012: Amazing how great Pierce has been for so long. Continues to defy age! KG 2013: P is original Celtic. Wherever he goes, we go. This is The Truth's house.
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Post#27 » by sam_I_am » Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:10 pm

“To me, you’re one of the top five closer, clutch motherf---ing players of all-time,” Matt Barnes told Pierce on his podcast, All The Smoke. “You embraced ‘give me the ball at the end, and I’m gonna to make this motherf---ing shot.’ If it’s the biggest game, I’m gonna drop 40. That’s what you were known for to people who really knew hoop.”


All these years of posting here…..who knew that Ex was actually Matt Barnes the whole time?
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Post#28 » by exculpatory » Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:16 pm

sam_I_am wrote:
“To me, you’re one of the top five closer, clutch motherf---ing players of all-time,” Matt Barnes told Pierce on his podcast, All The Smoke. “You embraced ‘give me the ball at the end, and I’m gonna to make this motherf---ing shot.’ If it’s the biggest game, I’m gonna drop 40. That’s what you were known for to people who really knew hoop.”


All these years of posting here…..who knew that Ex was actually Matt Barnes the whole time?


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Post#29 » by exculpatory » Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:18 pm

sam_I_am wrote:
“To me, you’re one of the top five closer, clutch motherf---ing players of all-time,” Matt Barnes told Pierce on his podcast, All The Smoke. “You embraced ‘give me the ball at the end, and I’m gonna to make this motherf---ing shot.’ If it’s the biggest game, I’m gonna drop 40. That’s what you were known for to people who really knew hoop.”


All these years of posting here…..who knew that Ex was actually Matt Barnes the whole time?
SamIam 2010: Truth's ability to play so incredibly efficiently is so UNDERAPPRECIATED. Bballcool 2012: Amazing how great Pierce has been for so long. Continues to defy age! KG 2013: P is original Celtic. Wherever he goes, we go. This is The Truth's house.
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Post#30 » by Hal14 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:46 pm

exculpatory wrote:
Gavin_TDThree wrote:Pretty solid speech! What'd you guys think of it?



It was the TRUTH & from the heart!

What else would you expect from the mother **** TRUTH!


But the much less HOF-deserving Chris Bosh once again proved that he is one of the most eloquent public speakers in the history of any sport! That is definitely why he was selected as the final inductee to speak.
Bill Bradley incarnate 50 years later.

Yeah Bosh's speech was something else. I didn't know he was that good of a speaker. Not only a great speech but it seemed like he had the whole thing memorized too, and spoke with such emotion. And that line at the end about his tears actually being water which was needed for his seed which allowed him to be great to grow - that was some serious poetic sh&t right there. I was like, damn!
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Post#31 » by Gavin_TDThree » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:19 pm

Hal14 wrote:
exculpatory wrote:
Gavin_TDThree wrote:Pretty solid speech! What'd you guys think of it?



It was the TRUTH & from the heart!

What else would you expect from the mother **** TRUTH!


But the much less HOF-deserving Chris Bosh once again proved that he is one of the most eloquent public speakers in the history of any sport! That is definitely why he was selected as the final inductee to speak.
Bill Bradley incarnate 50 years later.

Yeah Bosh's speech was something else. I didn't know he was that good of a speaker. Not only a great speech but it seemed like he had the whole thing memorized too, and spoke with such emotion. And that line at the end about his tears actually being water which was needed for his seed which allowed him to be great to grow - that was so serious poetic sh&t right there. I was like, damn!


Completely agree! The Bosh HOF speech was something else. I was blown away
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Post#32 » by zoyathedestroya » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:58 pm

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Post#33 » by Fencer reregistered » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:49 am

Hal14 wrote:I'm 3:35 into watching his speech. He is such a personable, likable guy. Really good speech so far, good tributes to his mom and brothers.

I read that his father took off when Pierce was 6. Whoever his father is, he missed out on raising an amazing man. Sad. But like many athletes, they were able to persevere and be great, without a father figure.


Fortunately, Pierce had some caring older half-brothers.

There was even a story of one of the brothers reaming out the father for not caring about his great son.
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Post#34 » by SuperDeluxe » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:29 am

exculpatory wrote:But the much less HOF-deserving Chris Bosh once again proved that he is one of the most eloquent public speakers in the history of any sport! That is definitely why he was selected as the final inductee to speak.

He's one of the classier athletes out there (if not the classiest). I always remember this, which he did without any fanfare:
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Post#35 » by exculpatory » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:56 am

Calling on old timers Caveman, Fencer, Sam, ETC (people whose opinions I care about [as long as they are close to mine - LOLOL]) for their insightful input about Paul & honest critique of my OP. Please be kind. This final Paul Pierce thread is the final act for Paul on this board - the culmination of his many many honorary threads over the years. This final Truth thread would not be complete without cogent entries by you guys.

Fencer - I am glad you returned to the Board after your brief self imposed absence - please don’t make me regret that I invited you to make a final Paul Pierce post & then you made me feel like a masochist.

Sam - I know you loved Paul almost as much as I did. A Truth quote by YOU has been in my sig for 10 **** years. You did not meet me as planned to ski at PARK CITY in 2/2020 - but I kinda forgive you. Say something eloquent, sweet & cogent please. (You and my youngest are UVA alumnae!! We all cannot go to Williams - LOL.)

Cave - I think we have evolved to a better place over the last 10 years - after some shaky initial interchanges back in the day. But you are one of our best posters of all time & I NEVER EVER fail to read your posts.
Please join me one last time honoring the Truth!

And of course Truth18 - are u safely back from LA? My youngest girl is a hot shot publicist in LA BTW!
And of course the trilingual SD - please/por favor/s'il te plaît give us your opinion!

(Sorry, Curm, brilliant attorney that you are, & regardless of your outstanding posts in the Covid thread in spite of being a non-medical person, you are not invited. You got me in big trouble back in the day mega-vehemently defending Paul VS your preposterous desire to get rid of a guy who obviously was going to blossom into a future first ballot HOFER. You never apologized for being 1000000% wrong & for upsetting me. Just joking - maybe. :D )

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Post#36 » by Hal14 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:30 pm

I also like that Pierce took the high road and used some maturity with his speech. 2 topics I was hoping he would avoid cause I was afraid that if he said anything about either topic it would be cringe-worthy and awkward:

1) the stripper instagram post which led to his firing by ESPN
2) LeBron and Paul's dislike of LeBron over the years

He just left both topics alone, fortunately. Also, while he did give Ray a shoutout and make funny jokes about their kids, he did not say anything about the beef between him and Ray, him and Rondo, KG and Ray/Rondo. All of the soap opera drama stuff in the media with those guys, who likes who, who doesn't like who. Paul left that crap out of his speech too, fortunately.

He kept it real.
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Post#37 » by OBisHalJordan » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:59 pm

I thought it was interesting that he didn't say much about Antoine. There careers were linked for so long. I thought he would have said a few kind words about him.

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