“At the end of the day, the ultimate goal is winning the ballgame.”

“I don’t get caught in the match-ups, trying to outduel somebody. It’s a team game.”

"I try to play within the flow of the team’s offense.”

“It’s impossible to not feel and respect the history of this franchise.”

“A lot of guys look toward me for leadership. I feel like I can provide some of that.”

“You’ve got to watch your back. We are targets as basketball payers.”

"I think I bring leadership and a few other intangibles to this team."

“Being in the Final Four was a dream of mine growing up, and I was unable to fulfill that dream, but I feel like I had a great college career and won a lot of games.”

"It’s always been my dream to play in the NBA.”

“There’s times you want to give up and times you want to move on … you get so much satisfaction out of staying and sticking with it, and seeing things turn around.”

“Playoff basketball … you’ve got to treat every possession like it’s your last.”

“Listening and talking to my teammates has helped me learn the NBA game. I know that talent can only take you so far.”

"I feel like it’s my time."

"Who cares who gets the last shot or scores the most points? Who cares who gets the credit? If we win, we’re all winners."

“Man, there’s a lot of pressure when you put on that Kansas uniform with the high expectations everyone has.”

“I feel like life is a series of challenges put before you. The people that are successful in life are the ones that take the challenges head-on and surpass them in order to get where they want to be.”

"I look for challenges to keep me going."

"They don’t hang up any other banners but championship ones. And now I’m a part of it."

"We get excited when we put that banner up."

"It's all a learning process. You've got to learn from experience, the battles you go through. Some guys continue to grow. Hopefully, that's what I'll continue do."

 


Paul Pierce, 1998-99 Topps

 

 

 


Paul Pierce, 2006 Bowman


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