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Sport Paul Pierce doesn't want Isaiah Thomas' tribute video on night of Celtics jersey retirement

01:15  05 january  2018
01:15  05 january  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Boston Celtics had everything set up perfectly to praise Isaiah Thomas and Paul Pierce during the 2017-2018 season, but IT requested that the franchise not play his tribute video on a night he wouldn’ t be playing.

Celtics play-by-play announcer Mike Gorman isn’ t the only one who has an issue with the team airing an Isaiah Thomas tribute video the same night as Paul Pierce ’s jersey retirement .

Paul Pierce wants the night of his jersey retirement to be all about him. He doesn't have time for an Isaiah Thomas tribute video.

The Celtics originally planned to play Thomas' tribute video Wednesday night when they faced off with his new team, the Cavaliers, but due to the fact Cleveland's new point guard was not playing, he asked if they could hold off. They agreed and rescheduled for Feb. 11.

However, Pierce is not a fan of the change, as his No. 34 jersey is being retired Feb. 11.

"I'm not saying Isaiah shouldn't get a tribute video … but on Feb. 11, the night I get my jersey retired, I'm not sure I want to look up at the JumboTron and see Isaiah highlights," Pierce said Thursday during an appearance on ESPN's The Jump.

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Filed Under:Boston Celtics , Isaiah Thomas , isaiah thomas tribute video , Local TV, NBA, Paul Pierce , Paul Pierce Retirement . “But like, listen, on February 11th, the night I get my jersey , man, I’m not sure I want to look up at the Jumbotron and see Isaiah highlights.

Paul Pierce doesn ' t want Celtics to run in-game tribute for Isaiah Thomas on same night his Pierce did playfully offer one compromise for how the Celtics could run a Thomas tribute video on Pierce noted how he was present for Kobe Bryant's recent jersey retirement in Los Angeles and

Pierce has never been one to mince words and he let his opinion be known Thursday.

a close up of a man: Paul Pierce © (Getty Images) Paul Pierce

There has been no confirmation whether or not this will have any effect on the game in February, but Pierce is clearly not on board with Thomas taking some of his limelight.

"I'm not sure I want to see an Isaiah video that night," he said.

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