“Paul Pierce a first-ballot Hall of Famer?”: Celtics legend’s Naismith Memorial induction divides opinions across NBA Twitter ahead of ceremony

Arjun Julka
|Published 08/09/2021

NBA fans make a case for Paul Pierce being a first-ballot Hall of Famer. The Truth is a 2008 NBA champion and Finals MVP.

Paul Pierce is one of the most controversial figures in the NBA. The 10x All-Star is known to speak his mind and is often seen getting into trouble for it as well. Pierce has never paid heed to his haters.

Over the years, the former Celtics player has made some bizarre statements, like having a better career than 3x NBA champion Dwyane Wade or being a better wing shooter than Klay Thompson.

Earlier this year, Pierce was fired from ESPN due to him indulging in obscenity on live Instagram. The former NBA champion was not apologetic about the entire situation as well.

Also read: “ESPN wasn’t a great fit… You have to talk about LeBron James all the time”: Paul Pierce lays into the Network for over-hyping up Lakers star

Recently, Pierce’s fans got into a Twitter war with users who doubted the Truth’s induction as a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

Paul Pierce’s Hall of Fame induction leads to a Twitter battle.

Below are some of the interesting tweets.

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In 19 seasons in the NBA, Pierce averaged 19.7 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 1.3 SPG on a 44.5% shooting from the field. The Truth also has several accolades to back his induction into the Hall of Fame.

An NBA All-Rookie First Team, 2009 All NBA Second Team, and 3x All NBA Third Team. The 43-year old even has his jersey hanging in the rafters of the TD Garden.


About the author
Arjun Julka

Arjun Julka

Arjun Julka is a NBA author at The SportsRush. Basketball isn’t just a sport for this 26-year-old, who hails from Mumbai. He began watching the sport after stumbling upon a court in his society, helping him identify an undiscovered passion for the game of hoops. Now an ardent fan, Arjun supports Stephen Curry and the Warriors but also enjoys watching Giannis Antetokounmpo own the paint. When it comes to the GOAT debate, the TSR author feels LeBron James is yet to receive a lot of his due but cannot deny marveling at Michael Jordan’s resume.

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