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Paul Pierce stayed up past his bedtime last night

File under: Paul Pierce is really, really old.

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Yes, Andre Miller is officially the Wizards oldest player, and in fact, he's the oldest player that's played in an NBA game this season. But even on his own team, Andre Miller seems young compared to Paul Pierce. It probably helps that Pierce entered the NBA a year before Miller, so we've been exposed to him for a longer amount of time, but he also seems older because he just does a lot of old man things, and he's been doing them for a long, long time.

Now, the Wizards are getting to experience Paul PIerce's old man ways for themselves and it's leading to some awkward moments, which reporter and noted genius Michael Wallace chronicles in this excellent piece for ESPN. There's good stuff in there about how things are going for PIerce as he settles in Washington, but this nugget was the best:

Pierce is up at 6:30 a.m. and usually winds down for bed around 9:30 p.m. when there aren't games.

Hey, it's not easy getting up at 6:30 every morning, when you're in the NBA, but that lawn isn't going to mow itself.

In other news, you best get off Paul Pierce's lawn unless you're volunteering to cut it. He ain't got time for you to dilly-dally on his grass.