Boston Celtics Honor Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce Honored

The Management Team of Face Activities would like to take a moment to recognize a great moment in sports history.

On Sunday, the same day the Boston Celtics faced the Cleveland Cavaliers on the court, the team honored legendary small forward Paul Pierce, retiring his beloved number 34. This is the 22nd jersey number the Celtics have retired. That’s the most among all North American Sports franchises.

At six feet seven inches, Pierce, known to admiring fans as “The Truth,” was a player of consummate skill. The veteran of 10 All-Star teams, he enjoyed 19 years in the NBA—-15 of which he played for Boston, to the delight of legions of fans. He averaged 21.8 points and 6 rebounds per game for Boston.

Pierce honed his basketball technique at the University of Kansas, from where the Celtics drafted him in 1998. His career point count is the 18th highest in NBA history, totaling a staggering 26,397. Only one other Celtic, John Havilcek, scored higher, at 24,021. That’s a truly admirable record.

After the 2012-13 season, Pierce and Kevin Garnett were traded to the Brooklyn Nets, in a complicated and controversial deal involving 5 draft picks and 9 players. Many Boston fans consider this a sad day in Celtics history, and have sorely missed “The Truth” ever since.

In addition to his iconic career in sports, Pierce had a strong presence off the court, working with children out in the community, encouraging them to develop academically as well as athletically.

 

Photo: By Keith Allison (flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Woody Woodpecker in Pantry Panic, by Walter Lantz, 1941

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Woody Woodpecker in Pantry Panic, 1941

A film by Walter Lantz

Despite a warning from the groundhog, Woody decides to skip flying south for the winter, but faces hardship and almost starves. How does this clever and resourceful bird survive?

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The Hitch-Hiker, a film by Ida Lupino, 1953

The Hitch-Hiker, 1953

The Hitch-Hiker, 1953

A film by Ida Lupino

If you and your friend are driving along and decide to pick up a hitch-hiker–don’t! That’s what the guys in this film noir did. But he turned out to be a demented, escaped convict, with a gun. Don’t you hate it when that happens? By the way, it’s a true story, so be careful out there!  (Browse our Movie Archive)

Little Audrey: Butterscotch and Soda, an animated short by Seymour Kneitel, 1948

Little Audrey in Butterscotch and Soda, an animated short by Seymour Kneitel, 1948

Little Audrey: Butterscotch and Soda, 1948

An animated short by Seymour Kneitel

“After Little Audrey is forbidden to eat candy, she gets the sweet-tooth version of delirium tremens. Suddenly, she’s in a Candy Horror Land with cruel suckers and evil candy canes…” (IMDB)

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Felix the Cat in Neptune Nonsense, an animated short by Burt Gillett, 1936

Felix the Cat in Neptune Nonsense, an animated short by Burt Gillett, 1936

Felix the Cat in Neptune Nonsense, 1936

An animated short by Burt Gillett

“Felix is feeding his various pets: a bird, two dogs, and a goldfish. But Annabelle the goldfish is unhappy; she’s lonely. Felix sets out to catch her a friend. The fish drag him underwater. After a bit of searching, he finds a goldfish, but the fish cries for help, and Felix finds himself on trial before King Neptune. He’s accused of wanting to eat the fish, but after he explains himself, Neptune gives him a fish from the fish orphanage, and everyone lives happily.” (IMDB)

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Count Dracula’s Great Love, a film by Javier Aguirre, 1973

Count Dracula's Great Love, a film by Paul Naschy, 1972

Count Dracula’s Great Love, 1973

A film by Javier Aguirre

A mysterious story of vampirism, involving four women who spend the night in a deserted sanitarium, and meet a mysterious and dangerous man who may not be who, or what, he seems. Stars Paul Naschy, Rosanna Yanni, Haydée Politoff.

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