The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has nominated Celtics legend Paul Pierce for the class of 2021.
This puts Pierce one step closer to Springfield, MA as an official inductee into the Hall of Fame, following a list of eligible candidates was announced on Tuesday afternoon. "The Truth," who retired in 2017, is more than likely to become a first ballot finalist after 19 seasons in the NBA.
One of the best parts of my job each year is getting to tell former players they've been nominated to the @HoopHall - but the absolute best is when it's one of our own. CONGRATULATIONS @PaulPierce34, what a fun moment today. Couldn't be more deserved. pic.twitter.com/v25rc8Ml1X— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) December 22, 2020
While the enshrinement ceremony is scheduled for next September at the Hall of Fame, the finalists for the 2021 Hall of Fame class are expected to be revealed come March and the final class is expected to be announced in April.
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