Before the trade to Brooklyn, Paul Pierce had spent his entire career in Boston. In fact, the trade was very hard on him as he had clearly hoped to spend the rest of his career there too. So it’s no surprise to hear that he plans on going back to Boston after he retires.
“Ultimately, what I would like to do is have a business in Boston,” Pierce told Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. “Maybe like a sports bar. I would love to do something like that here. None of the former Celtic great players have come and done that. I thought about it, and why hasn’t anyone come and opened up a nice restaurant? You see the Don Shula restaurant, the Michael Jordan restaurant, and (Magic Johnson) got the theaters in LA. Why nobody here? All this history, all these championships and love, why has nobody done that?
“I am going to still have relationships here. I’m always going to come to this city. Every year, when I’m done, I’m going to have a reason to come here.”
That’s great for him and good for the people of Boston too as they feeling of love is certainly mutual. I just hope he realizes that opening up a bar or restaurant, and keeping it successful, is not easy. If he has even 1/10th of the dedication that he’s shown on the court in business, he should be fine though.