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On this day: Pierce, Jefferson, Allen, Bradley drafted; Jones born

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The Celtics selected forward Paul Pierce out of Kansas with the 10th overall pick of the draft, a team the Californian was no fan of as a youth.

Over the course of his career with the Celtics, Pierce amassed 10 All-Star and four All-NBA elections, All-Rookie First Team, election to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and several other honors

Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce shoots a free throw against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter at the Amway Center.

Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett Ray Allen and Paul Pierce celebrate in the locker room after winning the NBA basketball championship with a 131-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Boston.

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