Paul Pierce's website looks back at his days at Kansas


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Sixteen-year NBA veteran Paul Pierce has enjoyed a pretty eventful summer, even by professional athlete standards. From hanging with Al Pacino, to competing at the World Series of Poker Main Event, to signing a contract with a new franchise in Washington, the former Kansas University star has kept himself plenty busy.

Still, Pierce found a way to drop some knowledge this summer, too. Through his website,, the 10-time All-Star known as “The Truth” is sharing his personal hoops history.

The site's latest installment in its “Know the Truth” series focuses on Pierce's three seasons at Kansas. He shared the piece with his 3 million-plus Facebook fans on Thursday.

Paul Pierce and Raef LaFrentz

Paul Pierce and Raef LaFrentz

The post features plenty of old photos of a very young Pierce in crimson and blue, as well as some background on what brought him all the way to Lawrence, away from the powerhouse in his back yard, UCLA, and his many other options.

“I felt like I needed to get away from home—I was turning into a mama’s boy, man, because both my brothers were older and so they were out of the house. When I was in junior high school, they were already in college, and so it was just me and my mom. So I felt like a lot of times my mom babied me, you know, because I was the youngest,” Paul told ESPN’s Dan Patrick in 2003. “So I was like, man, I need to get away. I need to get away and grow up and be on my own.”

And what voyage into reminiscing would be complete without a handy (and pre-HD) highlight video?

Check out the full post for more on Pierce's time at KU.


Jack Jones 8 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for posting this terrific look back at Paul Pierce's career at Kansas, and as a Jayhawk for life. So many wonderful, exciting memories. Thank you, Paul for being such an important part of the Kansas basketball tradition ~ from a Jayhawk fan with "Phog" Allen's autograph.

Greg Ledom 8 years, 3 months ago

The Truth deserved to win a championship at Kansas. Wish he could have got it. One of the all time greats and certainly one of my favorite players. RCJH Paul!

Steve Zimmerman 8 years, 3 months ago

We love you, Paul! You are one of the best players KU has ever had. Wouldn't it be awesome if KU had Pierce, Vaughn played with Wiggins & team last season?

Joseph Bullock 8 years, 3 months ago

ROCK CHALK, PIERCE HAWK! Thanks for the memories, and for all you have done for the University of Kansas!

Ross Hartley 8 years, 2 months ago

I believe we will have another Jayhawk in the Hall of Fame. :)

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