Paul Pierce Is Sharing His Favorite Boston Memories On Instagram
The “Truth” was getting honest and compassionate about his feelings for Boston via Instagram on Tuesday.
As outgoing Celtics forward Paul Pierce prepared to say goodbye to the city one last time, he took to Twitter and a newly-created Instagram account to thank the fans, and Boston in general, for the years he spent here playing basketball.
Using the hashtag #ThankYouBoston, Pierce blasted out photos of himself sporting a Celtics jersey, holding the championship trophy he helped the team earn—securing their 17th title—and even posted a picture of himself lounging in the rafters at the TD Garden.
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 16, 2013
Not long after he started his photo on Twitter, the hashtag was trending in the city.
Pierce will be heading to the Brooklyn Nets alongside Kevin Garnett, in what was described as a “blockbuster trade” by sports reporters. The trade was first discussed in June, and later finalized on July 12, bringing shock to Celtics fans. “We would not have won banner 17 without Paul and Kevin and they will go down amongst the all-time great players to have ever worn a Celtics uniform,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said in a statement at the time the deal was finished.
While Pierce’s sentiment to return the “thanks” is great, we would suggest next time Pierce try to play with some of Instagram’s other filter options. Nonetheless, here are some of the photos that Pierce held close while playing in Boston: