Paul “The Truth” Pierce holds the rock on the cover of the latest issue of luxury magazine, DuJour. Inside October’s edition, the former Boston Celtics starter opens up about fatherhood, trash-talking, and why the Brooklyn Nets –– his new home team –– are about to take over New york.
On living in New York:
I feel good about living in New York. I’ve been playing in Boston my whole career, so this was an opportunity to see what the bright lights, big city was all about. It seems like the world starts right here in New York. Why would you ever want to leave? It’s amazing.
They don’t care about Daddy playing basketball—they don’t care about Daddy having a bad game. When I come home, it’s all hugs and kisses. Before I had kids, I’d be down for a couple days after a bad game. But now if I have a bad game, I go home and the kids don’t care. They’re just smiling and want to come hug me and they’re happy that I’m home. I love it.
On trash-talking with his rival team, the Knicks:
I’ve never really liked the Knicks anyway. We had a rivalry being in Boston… so I moved over to Brooklyn and we’re still in the same division playing for the same division championship, ultimately to see who’s going be the king of the East. I think the rivalry wouldn’t be as good if you didn’t have both teams at the level that they’re at.