Paul Pierce gave the Boston Celtics a gift Tuesday night — or at least he helped chip in.
The Celtics won the 2017 NBA draft lottery, and the former C’s superstar sent his congratulations to the franchise via Twitter and took credit for the good news.
The pick initially was the property of the Brooklyn Nets, but the C’s obtained it as part of a 2013 trade in which Pierce and Kevin Garnett went from Boston to Brooklyn.
The surefire Hall of Famer hung up his sneakers after his Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated from the NBA playoffs last month, but his parting gift to the franchise he spent his first 15 seasons with very well might be another superstar in electric guard Markelle Fultz.
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