Paul Pierce ended his 19-year career with the Boston Celtics by signing a one-day contract with his original team. He played for the Los Angeles Clippers last season.

According to CBS Sports, Pierce showed up at the Boston Celtics practice facility in Waltham, Massachusetts. He signed the one-day contract and even wore his new Boston Celtics jersey. Pierce was in a good mood as he also wore a pair of Brooklyn Nets shorts to remind Celtics’ general manager, Danny Ainge, that it was the team he was traded to when he left the Celtics after 15 seasons with the NBA team.

The team took to their Twitter page to post photos of Pierce signing his one-day contract at Ainge’s office. He was also photographed shooting some hoops at the NBA team’s practice facility. Pierce was all smiles in the photos.

Pierce also wore a pair of his unworn signature Nikes. According to ESPN, John Connor, the Boston Celtics equipment manager, kept two pairs of the unworn shoes.

One was at the practice facility of Celtics and the other was at TD Garden. Pierce wore the one at the practice facility to make a couple of shots on the court for the last time. He made some of his signature moves like the elbow jumper and the one-handed jam. Pierce signed the shoes after using it and gave it back to Connor.

Pierce on retiring with Celtics

Pierce said in a statement that Boston Celtics, as well as the city, took him in even if he is from California. They made him one of their own, so he could not imagine ending his career any other way.

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He added, “I’m a Celtic for life.”

The NBA team drafted Pierce in 1998 with the 10th overall pick. After he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, Pierce also played for the Washington Wizards before going to Los Angeles Clippers.

Looking back at Pierce’s career

He is a 10-time NBA All-star. He won a title with the Boston Celtics in 2008. He spent 15 years of his 19-year career with the Celtics. Throughout his career, he averaged 19.7 points per game, 3.5 assists per game, and 5.6 rebounds per game. He shot 1,823 from the three-point line and made 6, 434 from the free throw line.

The No. 34 jersey of Pierce with the Boston Celtics will be hanged in the rafters at TD Garden, per the NBA team’s co-owner Wyc Grousbeck. Grousbeck said they are honored that Pierce chose to retire with them and praised him for being one of the very best players they ever had.

It is unclear when Pierce will hang his jersey at the TD Garden

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