Paul Pierce Net Worth
As one of the 25 top highest paid NBA players, Paul Pierces Net Worth amounts to $70 million. Before retiring in 2017 Paul had a long basketball career starting in 1998 playing for the Boston Celtics to ending with the LA Clippers in 2017. He led his team the Celtics to the NBA finals in 2008, winning the finals and earning the MVP award. Playing for the Boston Celtics for 15 years Paul set a record surpassing Larry Bird to of scored over 20,000 points with the team. He won the three-point contest at the 2010 NBA All-Star game and is a 10 time NBA-All Star. On top of his salary, Paul Pierce earned millions more through endorsements. During the NBA alone he made $198 million. Upon retiring Paul Pierce was hired by ESPN to be an analyst. He was fired just four years later for an inappropriate post on Instagram.
Paul Pierce Stabbed
On September 25th, 2000, Paul Pierce was stabbed eleven times in the face, neck and back while at a Boston Nightclub called The Buzz. He was lucky to of fully recovered, and many claim that the angles of the stabbing were what narrowly missed doing major damage. Paul underwent lung surgery at the Tufts-New England Surgical Center and later donated $2.5 million to help expand the center and show appreciation. The assailants were arrested and charged with attempted murder. They both still insist that they did not stab Pierce. It is believed that Pierce was speaking to a woman when a group of men came up to him and smashed a bottle over his head. A year following the incident Paul suffered from depression and would avoid large crowds. He also made sure to have a gun on him at all times.
Paul Pierce Wife
Pierce met his wife Julie Landrum in 2005 after an NBA All-Star weekend. The two clicked right away and began living together. Two years after dating and before getting married Julie became pregnant and the couple had their first daughter named Prianna. Upon tying the knot in 2010, Paul and Julie welcomed two more children Adrian and Prince, who was named after the iconic singer. Landrum attended school at the Fashion Institute of Technology and New York School of Interior Design where she received her BA. She has her own interior design business and is hired by many celebrities to decorate their homes. Julie Landrum has also been on the Traditional Home list of the worlds top 20 interior designers and received other accolades for her work as well.
Paul Pierce College
In 1995 Paul Pierces college of choice had been Kansas and he earned honorable mention All-Big Eight honors. Sharing the title with Chauncey Billups, Pierce was also named Big-Eight Co-Freshman of the year. Paul earned two of the Most Valuable Player awards for the Big 12 Conference Tournament. For three seasons Pierce played for Kansas and was ranked the fifth-leading scorer in Jayhawks’ history. In 1998 Paul left college to enter the NBA draft where he landed with the Boston Celtics playing for a team he said he despised as a kid. Before college, Paul Pierce played for Inglewood, High School and didn’t make the varsity team at first. In his junior year however he became their best player. As a senior he played in the McDonalds All-American Game with Kevin Grant and Vince Carter among others. Pauls dream was to someday play for the LA Lakers, his favorite team growing up.
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