Inducted into the Hall of Fame on the night of Saturday September 11, Paul Pierce is known for not mince words. And he did not fail to tackle the franchises who refused to draft him.
Neo-Hall of Famer, Paul Pierce has a busy career behind him. A champion title, MVP of the 2008 Finals, 10 All-Star Game selections… The legend of Boston celtics, where he played for 15 years, returned to his eventful draft during his Hall of Fame induction speech.
“I would like to thank the 9 teams who did not want to choose me”
In his speech, Paul Pierce pays the 9 franchises who did not select it in the 1998 Draft: “ When I got to the Draft, I was a First Team All-American and the mock drafts gave me 2nd pick. So I’d like to thank the Clippers, Vancouver Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, and Milwaukee Bucks: the 9 teams that didn’t want to choose me. I appreciate. Thank you for forgetting me and for motivating me even more. “