The Boston Celtics will send Paul Pierce’s No. 34 to the rafters on February 11, 2018, when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers pay the Celtics a visit.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 18, 2017
Steve Pagliuca, another Celtics owner, had the following to say about the ceremony. Via the Boston Globe:
Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca said that Paul Pierce’s No. 34 will be retired this upcoming season.
“It’s going to be fantastic,” Pagliuca said. “For our era, the most recent era, he embodied the Celtics’ leadership, the Celtics’ brand and was the MVP of the championship team. So it’s going to be fantastic to see that happen.”
While the ceremony will truly be an emotional, scheduling it during their conference rivals’ visit will truly add color to the event.