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Paul Pierce

My Career Ain't Over

I'm Playing Another TEN YEARS!

7/10/2013 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NBA superstar Paul Pierce tells TMZ ... just because he left Boston doesn't mean his career's over -- he wants to play another TEN YEARS in the league!!

35-year-old Pierce was leaving a grocery store in L.A. with a bunch of water (it's important to hydrate) when we asked how he felt about being traded from the Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets this late in his prolific career.

Paul's reaction was CLASSIC -- "Who says it's the end of my career? I plan on playing ten more years dude."

We're not saying it's an impossible goal ... but it's gonna be pretty tough -- considering no one in the modern NBA era has played until the age of 45 (Dikembe Mutombo and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played until they were 42 and Kevin Willis was 44).

Think he's got a chance?

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9 COMMENTS

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1.

dreamer4u    

ahhhh NO..dream on

418 days ago
2.

Mikey    

If you wanna ring you gotta play for the Heat. Case Closed!

418 days ago
3.

Toilethead    

Plans and reality are rarely the same.

418 days ago
4.

Azi    

You can do it old man.

418 days ago
5.

Michelle    

Why does he want to? He's made his money....he should get out soon and start looking for what he's going to do in his second life before he becomes washed up and no one cares.

418 days ago
6.

Areader    

TMZ camera people have a job equivalent to the people that stand in front of restaurants wearing signs and handing out fliers!

418 days ago
7.

NJ    

Paul, play one more year and then retire. Hopefully you do not end up broke like your old buddy Antwoine Walker.

418 days ago
8.

en Todo Momento!!    

a chance? hell yes. i don't imagine him though wanting to play on a field full of barely pubed 18 year olds when he gets that age. because i am sure that is where all sports are heading. the 'right out of high school' athlete whiz.

418 days ago
9.

Mike    

If Paul goes to Europe or Asia in a few years he might play until 45 yrs old.

418 days ago

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