The Los Angeles Clippers had an interesting off-season and free agency period, to say the very least.
The Clippers lost star center DeAndre Jordan to the Dallas Mavericks, only for Jordan to change his mind and decide that Los Angeles was actually the place for him, making everyone learn what a 'moratorium period' is in the process.
Jordan wasn't the Clippers only piece of good business in free agency, as the team managed to bring in veteran small forward Paul Pierce, who, it has been revealed, rejected the Boston Celtics to make the move.
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According to Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, the veteran forward was actually considering retiring as a Celtic before signing with his hometown team.
“I think he wanted to go one of two places,” Rivers said, according to Jay King of MassLive.com
Rivers was standing in TD Garden, home of the Celtics, when he said that Pierce could potentially have ended up "here" and retired with the team where he started his career.
“He wanted to come back here or he wanted to finish his career at home where he grew up, and I think it’s really cool for me that I can be a part of that.”
Even though he was traded from Boston to the Brooklyn Nets, Pierce has always been devoted to the franchise and ending his career as a Celtic would have been a storybook ending for the legend.
Retiring with the Clippers may not be quite as fitting, but he still gets to play in his hometown and for the coach he won an NBA Title with in 2008. Not a bad way for the 37-year old to end his Hall-of-Fame career.