Paul Pierce: ‘I’m not sure if I want to see an Isaiah(Thomas) video that night'(watch)

Paul Pierce is not sure he wants a video tribute of Isaiah Thomas on his night. On February 11, Pierce’s number 34 will be retired by the Celtics.

Thomas, who went back to Boston as a member of the Cavaliers last night, but did not play, requested that the Celtics not give him a video tribute until the Cavaliers return to Boston on February 11.

Pierce talked about what he thinks should happen today on ESPN’s The Jump:

“On February 11, the night I get my jersey retirement, I’m not sure I want to look up at the jumbotron and see Isaiah highlights. After all the years I put in.

“I had a chance to watch Kobe’s, and throughout the game, the timeouts, it was a lot of tribute videos for him, and I enjoyed to watch that throughout the game. Now hopefully, the Boston Celtics will do that for me.”

“I’m not sure if I want to see an Isaiah video that night.”

Listen to what Pierce had to say:

Paul Pierce: ‘Time to get the band back together’

The 2008 Celtics had a magical season, which ended with a NBA title. Boston was led by their “BIG 3” of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. The team would make another run to the NBA Finals in 2010, but lost to the Lakers in 7.

Eventually, Allen would move on to Miami in the summer of 2012, which caused some friction between Allen and the rest of 2008 Celtics. Former Celtics G Rajon Rondo, who organized a vacation for the 2008 Celtics, did not invite Allen to the reunion.

However, things may have changed today. Pierce posted this picture with Allen on Instagram:

Maybe the 2008 Celtics and Ray Allen can make nice after all!

Ray Allen fires back, then deletes post

Last night, the band got back together. Pierce, Perk, KG, Rondo, and Big Baby Davis, members of the 2008 Celtics, appeared on Area 21. However, a big piece was missing. Ray Allen was not there, and has been on the outs with the 2008 crew since he headed to Miami in 2013.

After it was over, Allen went to Facebook and posted this:

Allen would later delete the post.

Social media reacts to Paul Pierce’s last game

Paul Pierce calls it quits after 19 years in the NBA. Pierce will be a Hall of Famer when his time comes. Here is how social media saw the end of Pierce’s great career: