Paul Pierce

Pierce with the Boston Celtics in 2008
Pierce attempting a dunk in January 2000.
Pierce at the Celtics' 2008 championship parade.
Pierce being defended by LeBron James in October 2008.
Pierce in his lone season with the Brooklyn Nets
Pierce with the Wizards in 2014

American former professional basketball player.

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Ray Allen

American former professional basketball player.

Allen in 2016
Allen prepares to shoot a free throw in 2007
Allen in 2008
Allen in 2009
Allen in 2014
On July 2, 2007, shortly after being traded to the Celtics, Allen threw out the ceremonial first pitch for a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park.

In Boston, Allen and new teammates Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce formed a "Big Three" and had immediate success, winning an NBA championship in 2008.

Kevin Garnett

American former professional basketball player who played for 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Garnett with the Boston Celtics in 2008
Garnett as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves (2007)
Garnett in Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks.
Garnett dunking a ball in a game against the Washington Wizards.
Garnett's first game back with the Timberwolves in 2015.

In 2013, Garnett was included in a second headline trade that sent him to the Brooklyn Nets with longtime Celtic Paul Pierce.

Boston Celtics

American professional basketball team based in Boston.

Bob Cousy played 13 years for the team, 6 of them ending in NBA titles
12 time All-Star Larry Bird played in the Celtics from 1979 to 1992. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Drafted by the Celtics in 1998, Paul Pierce went on to star for the Celtics and later won the NBA Finals MVP Award when the team won the NBA championship in 2008
Head coach Doc Rivers led the Celtics to an NBA title in 2008.
Brad Stevens, former head coach of the Celtics.
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers being defended by Celtics' center Bill Russell in 1966
Former Celtics captain Paul Pierce being defended by LeBron James
Red Auerbach coached the Boston Celtics to 9 NBA titles, with eight straight between 1959 and 1966.
The Celtics' wordmark, used since the 1969–70 season

It was not until the Celtics assembled a new "Big Three" of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen that they found success once again.

2008 NBA Finals

The championship series of the National Basketball Association's 2007–08 season and conclusion of the season's playoffs.

Game 1 running score.
The opening tipoff of Game 2
Leon Powe (center) had a memorable performance in Game 2
Boston Celtics fans, players, coaching personnel, and staff celebrate the franchise's 17th title on June 17
The Celtics needed 26 games to win their 17th title. By a twist of fate, Coach Doc Rivers played for the 1993–94 New York Knicks, which held the previous record for most playoff games played in one season, with 25.

The 2008 Boston Celtics championship team was famously led by the organization's "Big 3" in Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett, and was the first season the triumvirate played together.

Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball

Intercollegiate men's basketball program of the University of Kansas.

The 1899 University of Kansas basketball team, with Dr. James Naismith at the back right
Wilt Chamberlain was one of the top centers to ever play for the Jayhawks.
Brown helped lead Kansas to the school's second-ever NCAA Tournament championship in 1988.
Coach Bill Self (third from left) with his national champion 2007–08 squad
Kansas fans celebrate in Downtown Lawrence, Kansas after the Jayhawks win the 2008 National Championship
The 2006–07 men's basketball team plays against OSU at Allen Fieldhouse.
The banner in Allen Fieldhouse for the 2008 National Championship

The Kansas basketball program has produced many notable professional players, including Clyde Lovellette, Wilt Chamberlain, Jo Jo White, Danny Manning, Raef LaFrentz, Paul Pierce, Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich, Mario Chalmers, Andrew Wiggins, and Joel Embiid.

Stephon Marbury

Former American professional basketball player.

Marbury in 2009
Marbury with the Knicks

He was named a 1995 McDonald's All-American along with future NBA All-Stars Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, and Antawn Jamison.

1998 NBA draft

The 1998 NBA draft took place on June 24, 1998, at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Earl Boykins, a notable undrafted player, is known for being the second shortest player in NBA history.
Brad Miller was not drafted but had a successful 14-year career in the NBA that included two All-Star selections.
Šarūnas Jasikevičius was not drafted but later played in the NBA and is regarded as one of Europe's all-time greatest basketball players.

Five players from the 1998 draft class have played in the NBA All-Star Game at least once in their careers: Nowitzki, Carter, Jamison, Paul Pierce and Rashard Lewis.

Brooklyn Nets

American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

Cover to BrooklyKnight #1, distributed at the Brooklyn Nets home opener. Art by Mike Deodato.
New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets retired numbers hanging prior to the NBA pre-season game between the Nets and the New York Knicks in October 2018

Seven years later, the teams met again in the first round, and the series went to seven games, with a game-winning block by Paul Pierce, giving the Nets the 104–103 victory.

Jason Terry

American former professional basketball player and current head coach for the Grand Rapids Gold of the NBA G League.

Terry with the Mavericks in 2009
Terry in 2009
Terry with the Mavericks in 2008
Terry with the Boston Celtics in 2012

On June 28, 2013, the day of the NBA draft, the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets reached a deal to trade Terry, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett for future first-round picks in the 2014, 2016, and 2018 drafts and Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Kris Joseph, MarShon Brooks, and Keith Bogans.

2002 FIBA World Championship

The 14th edition of the competition now known as the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the international world championship for men's basketball teams.

Competing teams
2002 FIBA World Championship final rankings.

5) 🇺🇸 Paul Pierce - 19.7