SI Photo Blog
Home Message Archive Random SI.comSI PhotosSI on FacebookSI Vault on TwitterSubscribe to SI
Your link to sports history, one photo at a time. Curated by Andy Gray and Dave Kaye.

The future of the Celtics - Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker - pose together during a 2000 SI photo shoot. (Peter Gregorie/SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Celtics

The future of the Celtics - Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker - pose together during a 2000 SI photo shoot. (Peter Gregorie/SI)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Celtics

Paul Pierce makes a crucial three-pointer in the final minute of Tuesday’s Celtics-Heat game. The basket gave Boston a four point lead on their way to a 94-90 victory. The Celtics lead the series 3-2 as the Eastern Conference Finals shifts to Boston for Game 6 on Thursday. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

THOMSEN: Celtics put choke hold on Heat 
LOWE: Is LeBron clutch? It’s complicated
GALLERY: Top All-Time Playoff Comebacks 

Paul Pierce makes a crucial three-pointer in the final minute of Tuesday’s Celtics-Heat game. The basket gave Boston a four point lead on their way to a 94-90 victory. The Celtics lead the series 3-2 as the Eastern Conference Finals shifts to Boston for Game 6 on Thursday. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
THOMSEN: Celtics put choke hold on Heat LOWE: Is LeBron clutch? It’s complicatedGALLERY: Top All-Time Playoff Comebacks 

Celtics forward Paul Pierce takes in the roar of the TD Garden Crowd during Sunday’s victory over the Hawks. Pierce played just over 16 minutes, but scored 24 points as the Celtics rolled 101-79 to take a 3-1 series lead. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Atlanta. (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

THOMSEN: Rondo, Pierce guide Celtics to 3-1 series lead

Celtics forward Paul Pierce takes in the roar of the TD Garden Crowd during Sunday’s victory over the Hawks. Pierce played just over 16 minutes, but scored 24 points as the Celtics rolled 101-79 to take a 3-1 series lead. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Atlanta. (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
THOMSEN: Rondo, Pierce guide Celtics to 3-1 series lead

Paul Pierce pays homage to Tim Tebow in the closing moments of Tuesday’s 87-80 victory over the Hawks. Pierce scored 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Celtics tied the series at 1-1. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

GALLERY: NBA’s Best Playoff Series | Greatest Upsets | Title Rings

Paul Pierce pays homage to Tim Tebow in the closing moments of Tuesday’s 87-80 victory over the Hawks. Pierce scored 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Celtics tied the series at 1-1. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
GALLERY: NBA’s Best Playoff Series | Greatest Upsets | Title Rings

Celtics forward Paul Pierce celebrates after Wednesday’s victory over Atlanta. Boston is 18-8 since the all-star break and tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference. (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

THOMSEN: Celtics have recast themselves as title contenders
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Celtics

Celtics forward Paul Pierce celebrates after Wednesday’s victory over Atlanta. Boston is 18-8 since the all-star break and tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference. (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
THOMSEN: Celtics have recast themselves as title contendersGALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Celtics

Paul Pierce (34) and Ryan Robertson celebrate as they leave the game in the final minute of the 1998 Big 12 Tournament championship. Pierce led the way with 26 points as the Jayhawks defeated the Sooners, 72-58. Kansas will face Ohio State in the national semifinal on Saturday. (AP Photo/Kerwin Plevka)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Kansas Jayhawks Basketball
VIDEO: Bill Self joyous after Kansas defeats North Carolina
MANDEL: Kansas celebrates unexpected trip to Final Four
WINN: A first look at powerful Final Four in New Orleans

Paul Pierce (34) and Ryan Robertson celebrate as they leave the game in the final minute of the 1998 Big 12 Tournament championship. Pierce led the way with 26 points as the Jayhawks defeated the Sooners, 72-58. Kansas will face Ohio State in the national semifinal on Saturday. (AP Photo/Kerwin Plevka)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Kansas Jayhawks BasketballVIDEO: Bill Self joyous after Kansas defeats North CarolinaMANDEL: Kansas celebrates unexpected trip to Final FourWINN: A first look at powerful Final Four in New Orleans

Boston’s Big Three - Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce - pose for a 2008 SI photo shoot. The three are likely enjoying their last run together as Allen and Garnett are both free agents after this season. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Celtics

Boston’s Big Three - Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce - pose for a 2008 SI photo shoot. The three are likely enjoying their last run together as Allen and Garnett are both free agents after this season. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Celtics

This 1996 photo illustration of Kansas’ Paul Pierce was created by legendary SI photographer Walter Iooss Jr. The Jayhawks are projected as a No. 1 seed in Andy Glockner’s latest tournament projection. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GLOCKNER: Bubble Watch - Who’s in, who’s out of the tournament
DAVIS: My All-Glue Team for 2011-12
WINN: VCU returns to the Big Dance
GLOCKNER: Key questions for bubble teams

This 1996 photo illustration of Kansas’ Paul Pierce was created by legendary SI photographer Walter Iooss Jr. The Jayhawks are projected as a No. 1 seed in Andy Glockner’s latest tournament projection. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GLOCKNER: Bubble Watch - Who’s in, who’s out of the tournamentDAVIS: My All-Glue Team for 2011-12WINN: VCU returns to the Big DanceGLOCKNER: Key questions for bubble teams

Boston’s Paul Pierce makes a three-pointer to pass Larry Bird for second place on the Celtics all-time scoring list with 21,792 points. Pierce sits behind only John Havlicek (26,395) for the franchise lead. The Celtics won 94-84. (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Watch Pierce pass Bird on the Celtics all-time scoring list
ROBSON: Celtics climb to the No. 8 spot in this week’s NBA Power Rankings
LOWE: Pierce and Rondo earn my votes for the 2012 All-Star game

Boston’s Paul Pierce makes a three-pointer to pass Larry Bird for second place on the Celtics all-time scoring list with 21,792 points. Pierce sits behind only John Havlicek (26,395) for the franchise lead. The Celtics won 94-84. (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Watch Pierce pass Bird on the Celtics all-time scoring listROBSON: Celtics climb to the No. 8 spot in this week’s NBA Power RankingsLOWE: Pierce and Rondo earn my votes for the 2012 All-Star game

Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce pose for an SI photo shoot prior to the 2007-08 season. Boston would go onto win the NBA title eight months later. The year is a different story as the Celtics are off to a 4-8 start and have yet to beat a winning team. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

THOMSEN: Is it time to blow up the Celtics?
ROBSON: Boston No. 8 in Power Rankings

Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce pose for an SI photo shoot prior to the 2007-08 season. Boston would go onto win the NBA title eight months later. The year is a different story as the Celtics are off to a 4-8 start and have yet to beat a winning team. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
THOMSEN: Is it time to blow up the Celtics?ROBSON: Boston No. 8 in Power Rankings