Talk:Paul Pierce

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expansions[edit]

For Paul Pierce's personal section, I think you could also add that he has formed a partnership with Switch2Health Corp and become a director there- see http://nysportsjournalism.squarespace.com/nba-health-push-12510/ as part of his Truth on Health initiative —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gbhadri (talkcontribs) 22:57, 1 February 2010 (UTC)


i think that two sections of this article need to be expanded. (1) a few more sentences on the chip on pierce's shoulder after being drafted 10th. stuff like playing harder against those 9 teams and/or a link to the draft list seem appropriate. the draft thing kind of sets up his work ethic and a chip on someone's shoulder is always interesting. (2) the blame placed on pierce with regard to the poor international team showing in 2002. warranted or not, he got a lot of flak and the tournament failure was mentioned quite a bit the following season and when they picked the next team. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.15.185.187 (talk) 13:29, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

stabbing[edit]

On September 25, 2001 , he was stabbed in the face, neck and back while at a nightclub by the East Coast hip hop rapper , Benzino, and his group, The Made Men.
Can anyone verify this? --Yodakii 02:56:32, 2005-09-10 (UTC)

This is the number one suspect.

The description of Paul Pierce seems slightly exagerrated.

Why?

The story I remember was he was talking to a girl and her brother saw them and took issue with Paul Pierce talking to the girl and stabbed him. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.161.130.237 (talk) 00:39, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

I removed "This episode happened after he took the camera phone of a fan who wanted to take a picture with him." from the article for the simple fact that nothing in the sourced article (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0009/25/bn.02.html ) matches what was alleged in the sentence it was sourced to. Jordinho (talk) 05:15, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

article[edit]

Shouldn't someone change it to say that he is a free agent? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.14.56.177 (talk) 10:26, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

This article is pretty out of control. Anyone care to rewrite it? There is too much POV feel to the whole thing. Pierce's statistics and performances should speak to how "great" of a player he is. I am a Pierce fan, but I still feel this article seems to "fan-written".

Agreed...probably 98% of the players in the NBA are "dedicated and hardworking". They wouldn't be in the league if they weren't. He's a great player, let the numbers speak for themselves.Kgppra17 10:52, 8 August 2007 (UTC)


Revamped the page a little bit. What do you guys think? --MCDRLx 09:17:32, 2006-03-02 (UTC)

the part about winning the Atlantic Div in multiple years is completely wrong.

The part about how Pierce got his nickname "The Truth" is copied almost word for word from an ESPN article here:=i have a boner= http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/dailydime?page=dime-071129 If you look back through the history, you can see it was copied from that article the day it was posted (2007-11-29). --Afty 2008-01-29 —Preceding comment was added at 01:50, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Amare[edit]

When he broke his teeth, a foul was NOT called, I just watched the game film. Anyone can verify this. Although he was clearly HIT.

Using the term "fouled" does not necessarily mean there was an official foul called. In coaching, it's often used a lot in describing an incident.


68.199.98.115 14:24, 7 August 2007 (UTC)There was not an offical foul on the play. Pierce went up and Amare came up underneath him right as Pierce was coming down, thus undercutting him. No foul was called and this led to Celtics' TV Color Commentator Tommy Heinsohn to get all 'riled up' on camera. I don't even know why the Amare incident is on his page anyways?


A lot of people think that the refs in the NBA are racists because in the playoffs abot 2 years ago Tim Duncan was knocked in to the section 1 row 1 seats and the officials didn't care.

The talk page is supposed to be used for finding ways to make the article better, it is not a soap box. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.148.158.112 (talk) 00:21, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

content questions[edit]

What does "11 caps" mean (in the international section) ?

A cap is a game played for one's country. It's usually a term used outside of the United States since soccer, cricket and rugby are played internationally more often than American sports (hockey, football, basketball, baseball). Jordinho (talk) 05:09, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
"Caps" stands for "career appearances", I think. Shinesque (talk) 08:08, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Why does it say ANTHONY DEPOLO IS GAY in his high school information.

Its wikipedia vandalism, take a look at this article for more information Wikipedia:Vandalism

100 points in overtime[edit]

Looks like we've missed this vandalism for quite awhile. I couldn't find who originally did it so I just put in the correct information and put in a reference with it. 69.148.158.112 (talk) 00:04, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

also took out some information, i mistook it for weasel words which its not, but the sentence isn't needed in the paragraph 69.148.158.112 (talk) 00:09, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Cameo in The Game Plan and Tight Whips By 504 Boyz[edit]

Where in the movie and music video is he? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.139.25.137 (talkcontribs)

Wikipedia is not a collection of links to YouTube. That content wouldn't be featured here on Wikipedia. Basketball110 My story/Tell me yours 23:28, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

NBA Finals Game 1 Injury[edit]

In the 2007-2008 season,i got a boner then I removed the unsourced and untrue rumor that Paul Pierce was "faking" his injury. The following sentence had the words: "(he was faking it)" attached to the end: "Pierce was injured in the third quarter and was carried off the court in serious pain." Anyone who has watched Pierce play for the last ten years, or even just the last ten weeks, knows that Pierce is not the type to fake an injury. On top of that, he explained that he had never injured his knee before and therefore never felt pain like that, and that he is not going to have an MRI done until after the series because he doesn't want to take the chance that there might be something wrong that would keep him out of the rest of the series. That is more or less a direct quote that has been repeated on all sorts of sports-related media stories. The possibility that he was "faking it" is very remote; although it is still *possibly*, any speculation is just that: speculation. What little controversy there is has been cooked up by rabid fan-bases of both teams, and this gossip has no place on Wikipedia at this time until definitive evidence is provided. No definitive evidence has been provided.

Please keep an eye on this section for the next few weeks during the rest of the series and after the series is over, as there will surely be more vandalism. Fermentor (talk) 04:26, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Just revert the vandalism, and move on. smooth0707 (talk) 02:27, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Franchise Records?[edit]

Someone should correct/remove some of the items under the Franchise Records heading. Many merely list his career stats, which are NOT Celtics records. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.7.241.89 (talk) 23:20, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

all nba second team[edit]

get that into his key facts...

All NBA 2nd Team (2009) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jjoshi1 (talkcontribs) 20:15, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Pierce NBA directly from high school[edit]

After graduating from Inglewood High School Paul Pierce was asked by the Minnesota Timberwolves to enter the NBA instead of playing college basketball. He denied the opportunity because he felt that he would become better by playing college basketball. There hasn't been many players in the NBA that did not go to college which goes to show that Paul Pierce is a very talented basketball player. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bigpapi6292 (talkcontribs) 04:41, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Quote Correction[edit]

I believe the direct quote from where Paul Pierce's nickname "The Truth" came from was, "My name is Shaquille O'Neal, and Paul Pierce is the mother fucking truth..." While this may go against Wikipedia's content standards, it is the direct quote, and if the curse word is not added, please note that the quote is abridged from the original version. Thank you.

Edit request from 130.209.6.40, 4 August 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} Big Z has signed with the heat, so Dirk is the only player paul pierce is tied with for most games for one team

130.209.6.40 (talk) 12:59, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Done Dabomb87 (talk) 14:23, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
The whole statement is incorrect. Pierce has played 12 seasons now. I'm not sure where he ranks in the standings. Zagalejo^^^ 17:47, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from 75.67.108.102, 13 October 2010[edit]

Paul Pierce turns 33 today born in Oakland, California. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.67.108.102 (talk) 11:37, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from 96.60.177.111, 21 November 2010[edit]

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Paul Pierce was not cut from the varsity team his sophomore year in high school. I know, because I guarded him that year and he lit us up for 12 points in the fourth quarter.

96.60.177.111 (talk) 22:40, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Done Whole sentence removed. -Atmoz (talk) 15:13, 22 November 2010 (UTC)


Edit request 25 December 2010[edit]

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He recorded his seventh triple-double on 22-Dec against the Indiana Pacers. The article only refers to six triple-doubles.


Style issue[edit]

"In the 2005-06 NBA season, Pierce had the highest points-per-shot average among the top 30 scorers in the league, indicating that he is an efficient and consistent player."

Might read better as:

"In the 2005-06 NBA season, Pierce had the highest points-per-shot average among the top 30 scorers in the league, a testament to his offensive efficiency"

Or something to that effect. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 218.103.246.130 (talk) 03:04, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

I'd just delete that "testament to his offensive efficiency" part entirely, unless it is a quote from a reliable source, as it's POV and unecessarily redundant. It's like saying "The bachelor is single". If he's a bachelor, he is obv single. Equally, if Pierce had one of the highest points-per-shot averages in the league, he was obviously good offensively. Vyselink (talk) 08:25, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Thoughts[edit]

Maybe it's just me, but I would think under "Career Stats" that it would be appropriate to add his career points total to it, seeing as how, as of now, he is 38th all time (http://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/pts_career.html) and on the Celtics career points he is 2nd behind only John Havlicek (http://www.nba.com/celtics/history/Stats_Top10Leaders.html). Vyselink (talk) 08:38, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Brooklyn Nets[edit]

There are reports of a trade between the Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets including Paul Pierce. Despite these rumors, he has not yet been traded. He cannot be officially traded until July 10 (new league year). Until that time, he is a member of the Boston Celtics. In light of this and the edit war that may be imminent, perhaps this page should be protected until July 10th? --Boston Burkenation (talk) 03:22, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Looking for someone to nominate this article for GA status[edit]

Does anyone else think this article is up to GA status?--Bigpoliticsfan (talk) 00:12, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Wizards[edit]

No official signing yet so can't add per WP:CRYSTAL. Can comment on intentions to sign though. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 20:43, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Well on his official website he said so. 96.241.31.205 (talk) 22:51, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
That does not say that he has signed, just that he plans to sign. It uses future tense like "he’ll be joining". The New York Times said " the deal had not been announced officially" even after he tweeted his decision.[1].—Bagumba (talk) 23:44, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
What about this. It says that Grunfeld has announced it. 96.241.31.205 (talk) 21:04, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 30 April 2017[edit]

Change playing career from 1998-present to 1998-2017 and change his Clippers tenure from 2015-present to 2015-2017 GuessWhoNot (talk) 22:17, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. JTP (talkcontribs) 00:52, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 May 2017[edit]

Change Paul Pierce is an is an American professional basketball player to Paul Pierce is a retired American professional basketball player 82.80.146.221 (talk) 10:08, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Already done, the editor chose to use "former" instead of "retired". Murph9000 (talk) 13:59, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 13 June 2018[edit]

Paul Piece is currently the sixth (6th) ranked 3pt shooter. The summary ranks him as 4th behind Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, and Jason Terry. But that now includes Kyle Korver (4th) and Jamal Crawford (5th) before Pierce.

Source: https://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/fg3_career.html 173.230.166.221 (talk) 22:48, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

 Done, thank you. Gulumeemee (talk) 04:14, 14 June 2018 (UTC)