In a time before the “Big Three” Paul Pierce was a solid player who had not yet earned a Signature Shoe model from Nike. From 1998 until 2004 Pierce would wear Nike general releases that Nike would customize for Paul. They would typically add his knickname or his P2 logo to general releases. This pair of Nike Air Uptempo Premier PE’s are from 2003. Nike stitched “The Truth” into the straps and the #34 onto the heel collar. I was fortunate enough to have met Paul a few years back and he autographed this pair for me. They currently reside in a trophy case in my office.
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