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Paul Pierce reaches 25,000 point milestone

Baller Mind Frame’s No Layups brings you the hottest NBA stories on the web mixed with personal opinion from our very own Aaron Lanton


The 25,000-point club has its newest member: Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce.

Pierce became the 18th player in NBA history to score at least 25,000 career points in Friday night’s 93-88 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center.

“I told him, ‘Welcome to the neighborhood,’ ” said teammate Kevin Garnett, who is also a member of the exclusive club.

” ‘Truth’ has been a big part of this league. He’s one of my great friends, best friends. We’ve had some accomplishments together, done some great things together, and tonight it was all about him. I’m happy for him.”

Pierce, Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki and Kobe Bryant are the only four active players in the league to have reached the milestone. ESPN

The Truth has been killing people with his old man moves for a long time. He was underrated for most of his career before getting a title, and is now properly rated as an NBA great. I don’t know how much longer he can keep this up, but it’s been fun watching someone with so much heart give his all to the game. I’m never seen him mail it in and that’s something I can’t say about players who are considered better players like LeBron James or Kobe Bryant. – AL

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