Pierce doubles down on not sharing spotlight with I.T.


Celtics legend Paul Pierce reiterated that he'd prefer not to have an Isaiah Thomas video tribute take place on Feb. 11, the day his jersey is being retired at the Garden. 

Appearing on NBA Countdown on Friday night, Pierce, now an ESPN NBA analyst, said: "Isaiah will be back in Boston again -- next year, the year after, he’s going to have a long career. But this one day should belong to Paul Pierce.”

Here's Pierce's full quote, via ESPN's Chris Forsberg 

Pierce first made his feelings known about the Thomas tribute Thursday on ESPN's The Jump.


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