“If You Ever Need a Boy..”: Ray Allen’s Hilarious Taunt at Paul Pierce After He Had Two Daughters

Published 09/12/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 26: Paul Pierce attends the 2017 NBA Awards at Basketball City – Pier 36 – South Street on June 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)


In the 2021 iteration of its iconic ceremony, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inducted 16 stars including Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce, Chris Webber among others. The class of 2021 boasts six NBA players. 2008 NBA champion and Finals MVP Paul Pierce played 19 seasons in the NBA, mostly with Boston Celtics. During his enshrinement speech, Paul thanked his family for supporting him in his career.

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Ahead of the 2021 Hall of Fame ceremony, Paul quashed the feud with his former teammate Ray Allen. Their relationship had soured in 2012 when Allen decided to part ways with the Celtics and join Miami Heat. His move did pay off, as he won his second NBA title in Miami.

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Allen had a successful career on the court and off the court as well. He is married to Shannon Walker Williams, and the couple has four sons together. Paul has revealed Ray Allen’s hilarious taunt during his Hall of Fame enshrinement speech.

Paul Pierce reveals Ray Allen’s hilarious taunt after he had two daughters

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Paul Pierce thanked his family during his speech at the Hall of Fame ceremony. Following up, he revealed that Ray Allen told him if he ever needs a boy, he can be there for Paul.

“I remember Ray Allen say when I had two girls and a boy, ‘If you ever needed a boy, I can be there for you.’ And I think he got like 4-5 boys. And I was like ‘whatever, Ray’,” Paul said in his Hall of Fame speech.

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During his speech, Paul also thanked the nine teams that passed on him and allowed him to sign with 17-time NBA champion Boston Celtics. He also said that he is ‘grateful’ for signing with Boston Celtics.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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