Paul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player born in Oakland, California on 13th October 1977. Currently, he is playing for the Boston Celtics in the small forward or shooting guard position with the Jersey No. 34. His height is 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 meters) and weight is 235 pounds (107 kg).
Paul attended Inglewood High School in California and was a star in basketball during the junior and senior years. He took part in the 1995 McDonald’s All-American Game as well as the game’s Slam Dunk contest.
Paul played for three seasons in the University of Kansas and had an average of 6.3 rebounds and 16.4 points per game. He became the most valuable player in 1997 and 1998 in the Big 12 Conference tournament. At the completion of the junior year, he was chosen in the first round with the tenth overall pick by the Boston Celtics.
After the debut in NBA, Paul’s capability to play defense, rebound and score led to his appearance as a top player in the Eastern Conference. In the game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Paul scored 19 of the total 28 points during the fourth quarter and his team became victorious.
Paul has performed at his best level against the best individual competition like Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady and LeBron James. On 15th February 2006, he played against Cleveland Cavaliers and scored a career high 50 points.