Paul Pierce has a lot on his mind. After 16 years in the NBA, there’s been plenty of chatter about how many more games he can handle before he calls it quits. Of course, having signed with the Washington Wizards this past summer should have put that talk to rest, but the slow season always leads to more talk.
None of that has had any affect on Pierce’s drive though. As he prepares for his 17th year, those doubts appear to have crept just a tiny bit into his psyche, but that only serves to further motivate him, it would seem, as he prepares for the first of two years in Washington.
Pierce tweeted out a weird dream sequence he appeared to have early Wednesday morning before he went out to hit the gym.
Woke up and saw the basketball after life ghost in my room this morn they tried to suck me n I said no deal headed to the gym for the 17 yr
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) August 13, 2014
Is that just a weird allegory for back and knee pain keeping Pierce stapled to his bed or was there actually a shimmering ghost doing retirement stuff in front of Pierce? Did he watch himself garden and sell stuff on eBay and say, ‘Wait a minute!’ before jumping out of bed?
These are questions Pierce has yet to answer. The main question appears to already have been answered though. Paul Pierce is coming to Washington for a 17th season and he’s ready to get back to the Eastern Conference playoffs, ghosts or otherwise.