The Boston Celtics are retiring Paul Pierce’s jersey during their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Naturally a bunch of the Boston legend’s teammates are there for the big event, but none of them are probably looking forward to it quite like former Celtics coach Doc Rivers.
When asked what he plans on doing for his first Celtics game from the stands, Rivers had an incredible response.
Doc Rivers is just here for the Paul Pierce party. pic.twitter.com/njEk2S5NVz
“I’m gonna have a beer, yell at the refs the whole time, and I may even Boo LeBron.”
Rivers may be taking in his first Celtics game as a fan from the stands, but he’s certainly not in the cheap seats.
Former Celtics stars Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo are sitting courtside with their old coach.
The ’08 Celtics are in the building : @nba pic.twitter.com/LP0MzGrOfj
Surely they’ll be in for a heck of a tribute for Paul Pierce when the Celtics raise his jersey up to the rafters, and if not, at least there will be plenty of beer.
It was another big Sunday in the NBA, and with Raptors-Hornets getting things started a 1 p.m. ET, we had over 10 hours of basketball lined up. It was definitely a fun day.
The Boston Celtics raised Paul Pierce’s jersey to the rafters on Sunday afternoon after their matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Pierce’s longtime rival, LeBron James. There was plenty of drama surrounding this day at one point, due to the Celtics plan to also honor Isaiah Thomas during the game with a tribute video. All of that had been settled, but as it turned out it didn’t even matter, as Thomas is no longer on the Cavs.
Paul Pierce, along with his son, raise #34 into the TD Garden rafters! #ThankYouPaul pic.twitter.com/2n9k2agsQA
Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Doc Rivers were all in attendance, but Ray Allen could not make it. Apparently he had other plans — namely golfing with… George Lopez?
Congratulations to my man @georgelopez for his second ever hole in one. @therealchrisspencer @thewerth #happysunday
Well, it was only one game, but man did the Cavs look good. They blew out the Celtics in Boston (takeaways) in the debut of their four new players: George Hill, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and Rodney Hood. LeBron finished with 24 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, and certainly looked like he was having some fun out there.
[email protected] is all of us right now. #THELAND! pic.twitter.com/DpAOiq3cYr
Well, that’s one way to finish a fast break. First-time All-Star Victor Oladipo is getting his reps in for next week’s dunk contest.
The former teammates were matched up 1-on-1 early in the first quarter, and Kyrie Irving showed off his ability on the offensive end, shaking LeBron James for a baseline bucket.
Step-backs by Kyrie! #Celtics 📺: #NBAonABC pic.twitter.com/PjyuZO4ClR
J.R. Smith has struggled this season, but he didn’t struggle on this possession. Driving to the basket, he elevated for a ridiculous slam.
The Raptors big man used a unique method to find his buddy Kyle Lowry for an open 3 against the Hornets. Stooping over, Valanciunas flipped the ball between his legs like a center in football.
The big man finished with 21 points on 9 of 14 shooting and nine rebounds as the Raptors once again looked dominant in their 20-point win over the Hornets. Toronto has now won five games in a row, all by at least 15 points.
Six players score in double figures☑️Knock down 18 threes☑️Tie season high 35 team assists☑️#WeTheNorth 123 I #BuzzCity 103 pic.twitter.com/v0Z6vTj9U3
Jack Maloney lives and writes in Milwaukee, where, like the Bucks, he is trying to own the future. Full Bio