Pierce: Retirement has 'crossed my mind'

In an excerpt from an interview with ESPNBoston.com columnist Jackie MacMullan (video above), 34-year-old Celtics forward Paul Pierce ponders his future. Would he consider retiring after his 14th season in Boston despite having another two years and more than $30 million left on his deal?

"It's crossed my mind," Pierce told MacMullan. "I've played a lot of years, ran a lot of miles. You just gotta wait and see what's going to happen this year. You never know what direction this team is going to head in. You don't know what Kevin is going to do, don't know what Ray is going to do. This team could be in a rebuilding situation starting this summer. Like I said I always wanted to retire a Celtic, so who knows."

For more of MacMullan's interview with Pierce, check out Celtics playoff coverage on ESPN and ESPN2.