Isaiah Thomas: Praise from Paul Pierce ‘means everything’


The Clippers’ Pierce, who is in the last season of his storied career, plays his final game at TD Garden on Sunday and will get an up-close look at Boston’s new go-to guy. Thomas was told that Pierce had showered him with praise in advance of Sunday’s game, including telling the Boston Globe that Thomas is a “championship-caliber player.”

“That means everything,” Thomas said. “From a first-ballot Hall of Famer, a Celtics legend, to say that about me, that means a lot. Like I always say, I don’t care what anybody says but my peers and the people who did it before me. For a guy like that to say that, that’s crazy. I’m going to try to find his jersey so I can get it signed.”

Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN

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