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Monday, September 27th, 2010

By Paul Pierce

Re-posted from the article (originally published on 9/27/10)

I guess you know you’ve made it as an athlete when your high school retires your jersey.

Of all the things in my career, going back to Inglewood High School and having my jersey retired this week in front of my family and friends and the people in my community who supported me from the beginning, was one of the most memorable.

High school is where I first got really serious about ball and fell in love with the game. But I wasn’t always good at it. Not by a long shot. Believe it or not, I got cut from the varsity team my freshman and sophomore years. Almost had to leave Inglewood just to get the chance to play.