Paul Pierce Eligible For Basketball Hall Of Fame Induction In 2021


How lengthy should Paul Pierce wait till he turns into a basketball immortal?

The query entered our radar Tuesday when the Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame introduced the Boston Celtics legend is on its checklist of eligible candidates for induction as a part of the Class of 2021. Subsequent yr will mark Pierce’s first yr of eligibility, and he undoubtedly shall be eager to enter the Corridor on the primary poll.

Pierce performed within the NBA between 1998 and 2017, spending 15 of these 19 seasons with the Celtics. He was a 10-time NBA All-Star and helped the Celtics win the NBA Finals in 2008, whereas additionally garnering that yr’s NBA Finals MVP award. The 24,021 factors he scored for the Celtics are second-most in staff historical past, and his 26,397 profession factors are Fifteenth-most in NBA historical past.

If the Corridor of Fame follows its conventional timeline, count on it to call Class of 2021 finalists in March throughout NBA All-Star Weekend. The Corridor of Fame then could be anticipated to announce the Class of 2021 in early April through the Closing 4 of the NCAA Division I tournaments.

Will “The Fact” be among the many vaunted first-ballot Corridor of Famers?

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