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The Wall Street Journal: A Celtic to Fans: To Get in Shape, Know the Drills

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

By JEN MURPHY

Paul Pierce knows determination. He didn’t start playing basketball until he was 12 years old. While he was cut from his high school varsity basketball team his freshman year, he later became the star of the team his junior and senior years. He went on to play for the University of Kansas, entering the NBA draft after his junior year and was the 10th overall pick by the Boston Celtics in 1998.

It would take 10 years playing for the Celtics before he won an NBA championship. Some players might slow down after a title win; Mr. Pierce, the team’s 33-year-old captain, started training even harder. “I enjoyed my moment, but then I realized I needed to be committed to my training all year if I wanted another title,” he says. “It’s easier to lose fitness when you get older.”

He sticks to a strict training regimen even amid the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Miami Heat.

Mr. Pierce is sometimes known for a fiery temperament on the basketball court. “I play with a lot of emotion,” he says. “It’s up and down depending on how I’m playing, how the team is playing, the calls that are being made.” Off the court, Mr. Pierce tends to be more laid back and devotes a portion of his time to charities.

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Paul’s Latest Blog Post: The Truth struck again (Boston.com)

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Thanks to all who came out to High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge at Foxwoods Resort Casino for my USI PresentsThe Truth Strikes Again” with Foxwoods Resort Casino. It was a great time and I’m glad me and my teammates and friends from Boston sports teams and local celebrities were able to come out and have a great time while raising money for my foundation.

The event raised more than $300,000 for The Truth Fund, which I launched in May of 2002 to provide educational and life-enriching opportunities for underprivileged youth. The funds will support my Truth on Health Campaign, which empowers and encourages young people to lead healthier lifestyles.

We had a great lineup of celebrities who bowled for the cause included KG, Perk, Glen Davis, Avery Bradley and Marquis Daniels; Tyronn Lue and Dana Barros came out and so did Kevin Youkilis.

I can’t forget Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos who’s always been a big supporter of the team. And my guy Chef Ming Tsai. Ayla Brown; Akrobatik; Greg Dickerson; JAM’N 94.5’s Ramiro.

And Billy Costa from KISS? He killed it as our emcee and auctioneer. Thanks Billy.

This year’s Truth Strikes Again and Truth on Health partners include USI Insurance, Foxwoods Resort Casino, High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge, After FX Customs, Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, CSI Capital Management, Judith Ripka, The Boston Globe and Boston.com, Comcast, KISS 108, JAMN 94.5, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Dexter, Boston Beer, Spalding, Brand Affinity Technologies (BAT), Nike, JetBlue, CAVU, Tufts Medical Center, and Switch2Health.

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SLAM Online: Top 50 – Paul Pierce, no. 19

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

by Dennis Tarwood

Re-published from a SLAMOnline.com article published on October 5th, 2010 – HERE.

…from his flexibility with the Celtics and the salary cap to his team play to his Truth Fund and his Truth on Health campaign… now he’s ready to give the next two years of his life to weigh down another finger or two. Just ask him how he feels:

“I’m a father, I’m a husband, I’ve grown, I’ve matured off the court, on the court. I have a chance to finish out my career here as a Celtic. I’m living in a dream right now truthfully. I’m at a good place in my life and I’m happy.”

Paul Pierce, no. 19 of 50

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NBA.com: FitClub34

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Republished from an NBA.com article about FitClub34

Paul “The Truth” Pierce can help motivate your kids to eat healthy and be more active. All you have to do is join FitClub34!

The Celtics Captain launched FitClub34, a FREE rewards-based fan club turned “fit” club that provides the information, resources and tools necessary to become more active and physically fit. The program features monthly challenges, age-appropriate exercise routines, healthy recipes, and rewards-based incentives.

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Names Celtics Captain Paul Pierce National Athlete Spokesperson in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Originally published HERE.

BOSTON and NEW YORK (February 11, 2010) – Eight-time NBA All-Star Paul Pierce joined the nationwide fight to combat childhood obesity today as a National Athlete Spokesperson for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership of the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

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