NETS’ PAUL PIERCE HITS THE COURT IN STYLE FOR DUJOUR MAGAZINE
Paul Pierce was part of a blockbuster trade that moved him from the Boston Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets. His transition to New York this season comes after 15 years of playing in Boston. Pierce will need to adjust to a new team and a new home, and he’ll have to keep pace in a city that is at the center of fashion. To start, he’s the October cover star for DuJour magazine.
Pierce spoke with the magazine only three weeks after moving into the city. Within the interview, he discusses the move to New York, retirement, fatherhood and the Knicks rivalry. Below is an excerpt and for the full story, read on here.
DuJour: You just moved to the city three weeks ago—what’s the verdict?
Paul Pierce: 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.
DJ: What’s it like living in the same city as your rival?
PP: I think it’s great for the city—it’s great for sports. A lot of the fans that may have been living in Brooklyn, cheering for the Knicks, now they’re gonna convert over to the Brooklyn team. People love the New York Knicks and now, we’re giving people a reason to love Brooklyn.
In the corresponding fashion shoot, the Nets forward dressed up to play ball. Photographed by Kirk Edwards and styled by Paul Frederick, he’s featured wearing a variety of chunky knits, textured coats and fitted suits that flatter his large frame. Check out a preview of his fashion photos below and for additional images, visit here.
(photos via dujour.com)