Scouting Myself

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Paul Pierce, Forward / Los Angeles Clippers - The Players' Tribune

Welcome to Scouting Myself, a new series where professional athletes give elite high school athletes the opportunity of a lifetime: The chance to break down film, run drills and discover what it takes to make it to the next level — straight from the pros themselves. This next installment features 18-year NBA veteran Paul Pierce.

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The purpose behind The Truth Basketball is to give these young kids some type of direction. I just want to be somebody who they can come to that has no other agenda for them.

There are some guys who were on my AAU team that I still talk to today because we developed that family atmosphere. That’s what I want to have in my program — family, education and basketball.

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