Paul Pierce Biography

( 1977 - )
December 23, 2018
First published on:January 6, 2017
by John Max

Facts of Paul Pierce

Date of Birth: 1977, October 13
Age: 42 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign:: libra
Birth Name Paul Anthony Pierce
Birth Place Oakland, California
Famous Name Paul Pierce
Father George Pierce
Mother Lorraine Hosey
Net Worth $70 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Currently Working For Los Angeles Clippers
Currently Married Yes
Married to Julie Pierce (m. 2010)
Divorce N/A
Children N/A
Affair with Julie Pierce
Girlfriend Julie Pierce

Paul Anthony Pierce a.k.a. Paul Pierce is an American retired basketball player who played 15 seasons for Boston Celtics and then for Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, and Los Angeles Clippers. After his college career with Kansas, he was drafted by Celtics in round one of the 1998 NBA Draft. The basketball small forward has also represented his national side in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.

 

As of 2019, Pierce has a jaw-dropping net worth of $70 million. The hunk is married and has three children together with his wife.

Paul Pierce Early Life

Paul Pierce was born as Paul Anthony Pierce on October 13, 1977, in Oakland, California, to George Pierce and Lorraine Hosey. His star sign is Libra. Further, he holds an American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. 

He has two elder brothers, Jamal and Stephen. Both the brothers have received scholarships for college athletic i.e. Jamal for basketball and Stephen for baseball. Raised in Oakland, California, later on, his family moved to Inglewood, California, where he attended Inglewood high school. 

At the high school, he was cut from Inglewood High's varsity basketball team during his freshman year and sophomore year. Later, he seriously thought about transferring prior to spending extra time in the gym and becoming the star of the team by the end of his junior year.

He went to participate in McDonald's all-American game with future NBA stars Kevin Garnett, Stephan Marbury, Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison in 1995. There he was the contestant in the game's slam dunk contest, which was won by Carter.

He grew up as a Los Angeles Lakers fan and dreamed of playing with the Lakers. He was honored as one of the 35 greatest McDonald's All-American on January 31, 2012. He scored 16.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in his three seasons at the University of Kansas. There he majored in crime and delinquency studies and earned MVP honors in the big 12 conferences in both 1997 and 1998. He played for Roy Williams who is the hall of fame at Kansas.

Following his junior season, Pierce left the University of Kansas to enter in the 1998 NBA draft. 

Paul Pierce Professional Life

In the 1998 NBA Draft, Pierce was picked with the 10th overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. He played 15 years long for the team earning various awards and including 2008 NBA CHampionship and NBA Finals MVP, 10x NBA All-Star, and NBA Three-Point Shootout champion. 

In June 2013, he was traded to Brooklyn Nets along with Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry for Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Kris Joseph, MarShon Brooks, and Keith Bogans.

The following year, Pierce signed a two-year contract with the Washington Wizards. Then on July 2015, he joined the Los Angeles Clippers agreeing on a three-year, $10 million contract. In July 2017, he penned a ceremonial contract with the team in order to retire as a Celtic.

On August 18, 2017, the Celtics declared that his jersey would be retired on February 11, 2018. What's more, Pierce's jersey was raised to the rafters of TD Garden in a postgame ceremony after the Celtics-Cavaliers game, as he became the 23rd person in Celtics history to be honored. 

Paul Pierce Personal Life

Paul Pierce, 41, is a married man. He exchanged the wedding vows with Julie Landrum on July 17, 2010, at the resort at pelican hill in Newport Coast, California. His spouse is an interior designer and philanthropist. 

CAPTION: Julie Pierce and Paul Pierce SOURCE: heavy.com

This lovely couple has two daughters, Prianna and Adrian, and a son, prince.

Nick Name

He has a nickname, "The Truth" which was given to him by Shaquille O'Neal after a 112-107 Lakers' victory over the Celtics on March 13, 2001. He scored 42 points on 13 of 19 shooting in that match.

Stabbing incident

Pierce was stabbed 11 times in the face, neck, and back and had a bottle smashed over his head at the buzz club, a late night dance club located in the Boston theater district. He had lung surgery to heal the injury. Witnesses have said that he was stabbed when he was attempting to separate the fighters. Pierce teammate along with Battie's brother saved him by taking him to the nearby hospital immediately.

Paul Pierce Net Worth

As of 2018, his net worth is estimated $70 million, mostly earned through his NBA career. His salary throughout the season is listed below in the table. 

Season

Team

Earning

1998-1999

Boston Celtics

$1,165,000

1999-2000

Boston Celtics

$1,503,690          

2000-2001

Boston Celtics

$1,608,480          

2001-2002

Boston Celtics

$2,051,271

2002-2003

Boston Celtics

$10,067,750       

2003-2004

Boston Celtics

$11,326,219

2004-2005

Boston Celtics

$12,584,668       

2005-2006

Boston Celtics

$13,843,156

2006-2007

Boston Celtics

$15,101,625       

2007-2008

Boston Celtics

$16,360,094       

2008-2009

Boston Celtics

$18,077,903       

2009-2010

Boston Celtics

$19,795,712       

2010-2011

Boston Celtics

$13,876,321

2011-2012

Boston Celtics

$12,341,464

2012-2013

Boston Celtics

$16,790,345

2013-2014

Brooklyn Nets

$15,333,334       

2014-2015

Washington Wizards

$5,305,000

2015-2016

Los Angeles Clippers

$3,376,000

2016-2017

Los Angeles Clippers

$3,527,920

2017-2018

Los Angeles Clippers

$1,096,080

Besides, Paul Pierce has listed his Cheviot Hills home in the market for $3.395 million. He purchased the mansion more than a decade ago for his mother after signing his first long-term extension while a member of Boston Celtics. 


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