Paul Pierce took to his Globe blog today to talk at length (as the headline would suggest) about scoring his 20,000th point.
You know, you say [Havlicek & Bird] those names and those are Hall of Fame players right there. Top 50 players. Just to be mentioned in the same sentence with them as far as scoring, it means a lot. These guys are part of history. These are guys you’re going to remember in Celtic lore forever. Hopefully I can keep my name in that category as I continue to play and continue to do good things for this franchise.
But honestly, the only thing that really matters to me and my teammates, and the only way to etch our name among the true legends of the game is multiple rings. So we got some work to do and we know what we gotta do. I couldn't have done this without the support of my teammates, the fans and the Celtics organization, and we all need to work together to get that Banner 18.
So yeah, I shed a tear or two when the crowd roared and helped celebrate this moment.
It was emotional, no question. And for me to cry, as a grown man? That right there tells you a lot. When my mom whupped me when I was a little kid – I didn't even cry.
But, you wanna see real tears of joy? That'll come when we get our next ring.
What else can you say? I look forward to seeing Paul Pierce cry again. Hell, I might join him.