Paul Pierce says five years ago, he never would have dreamed of scoring 20,000 career points in a Boston Celtics uniform.  Pierce describes himself as a disgruntled player back then, as the proud National Basketball Association franchise suffered through a rebuilding phase.

The 2006-07 season was especially tough on Pierce and the Celtics, winners of a record 17 NBA titles.  Pierce was hobbled much of the season with a foot injury, and the Celtics limped their way to a record of 24-58, one of the worst seasons in club history.

Pierce persevered, though, and the eight-time NBA All-Star expressed delight when the Celtics acquired fellow All-Stars Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett.  In 2008, the Celtics once again won the NBA title, and Pierce was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.

During his 12 years in the NBA, Pierce has hit some of his biggest points when the game was on the line, helping him to earn the title of Boston captain, and the nickname of “The Truth.”  Pierce reached the 20,000 points milestone by excelling once again when the game was on the line.  He scored 12 of his 28 points in overtime in a 105-102 Celtics victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.  What more can I say?  That’s the TRUTH.