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Paul Pierce gets his daughter a llama for her birthday party

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Paul Pierce is an 18-year NBA veteran who could certainly make a case for having a Hall of Fame career when everything is said and done.

'The Truth' isn't done yet, though, as he has two more years on his Los Angeles Clippers deal that would see him reach a landmark 20th season in the league, a note which Kobe Bryant departed on in April.

However, even if you're a 6'7" small forward raised in Inglewood, California, when your daughter asks you to get a Llama for her birthday, you get her a Llama for her birthday.

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Pierce posted a picture with the South American camelid on his Instagram account with the caption: "My daughter wanted a lama for her bday #daddylittlegirl"

The 10-time All-Star hasn't always had the best of luck with social media. At the height of the DeAndre Jordan saga last summer - of whom Pierce had literally just become a teammate of - the 38-year-old sent out some tweets as the story progressed.

After Blake Griffin, among others, tweeted out some emojis the one-time NBA champion tried to join in on the act. The problem was, he posted pictures of emojis, not actual emojis.

By all accounts, a true social media faux pas.

On this occasion though, it's nice to see the 2008 Finals MVP looking so jubilant with his rare birthday gift. For all the money Pierce may have, tracking down a llama can't be an easy endeavour.

But, who is Pierce to turn down his little girl, right?

Future

On the court, Pierce is certainly winding down from the force he was a decade ago. Back in the 2005-06 season, The Truth tallied a career-high average of 26.8 points a night as part of the 'Big 3' in Boston with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.

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Last season, however, the Oakland-born forward could only amass an average of 6.1 points across 68 games, 38 of which he started. He still averaged 18.1 minutes a night - thanks to Blake Griffin's injuries, in part - but his role and production for the Clippers hasn't been what he is used to.

But, Pierce is a bonafide legend in the NBA and proved with his sole-season in Washington before coming home to California that he can still be an effective contributor when utilised correctly.

He holds the Celtics' record for most three-point field goals made and also ranks third in team history in games played, second in points scored, seventh in total rebounds, fifth in total assists, and first in total steals.

Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce celebrates w

After 15 years in Boston, one would expect a player of Pierce's calibre to cement himself in the organisation's history, but he has also made the fourth most three-point field goals in NBA history, behind only Jason Terry, Reggie Miller and his old friend Allen.

Oh, and he can find you a top of the line llama, too.

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