Thanks to his supportive half-brothers, who served as a father figure to Paul Pierce, he became one of the great professional basketball players to perform in the NBA.
The former professional basketball player’s NBA journey started after the Boston Celtics drafted him as the tenth overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft.
Pierce led the team to the 2008 NBA championship and was named the 2008 NBA Finals MVP.
Moreover, the Boston Celtics retired Pierce’s jersey number 34 on February 11, 2018.
The 10-time All-Star attended Game 5 of the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals, supporting his side Boston Celtics against the Miami Heat on March 25, 2023.
The former Celtics small forward was the main man behind hyping up the crowd at the TD Garden.
The Celtics squad did not let him or the crowd down as they defeated the Heat 110-97, with Derrick White scoring a game-high of 24 points.
Marcus Smart scored 23 points, while Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown recorded 21 points each for the Celtics side.
The Celtics are 3-2 behind in the Eastern Conference Finals, aiming to overcome a 3-0 deficit in the finals that no team has ever done till now.
Paul Pierce Brother: Steve & Jamal Hosey
The small forward was born on October 13, 1977, to parents Lorraine Hosey and George Pierce.
Geroge left him when Paul was just six years old, and the responsibilities all fell on Lorraine’s shoulders.
Paul grew up with two half brothers, Steve Hosey, and Jamal Hosey.
And they did not let Paul feel the absence of his father and became the father figure to him.
Paul posted a tweet dedicated to his brothers showing his appreciation toward them.
Despite growing up in a sketchy neighborhood, basketball kept Paul and his two elder brothers out of trouble.
The half-brother of Paul, Steve Hosey, was born on April 2, 1969, in Oakland, California.
Steve attended Fremont High School and played collegiate baseball at Fresno State University.
Although the Cleveland Indians drafted him in the 1986 draft, he chose not to sign with the team.
The San Francisco Giants selected him in the 1989 draft, and he played two seasons for the Giants.
The right fielder played in 24 games, hitting one home run and driving in 7 RBIs for the Giants.
After playing in the MLB, Steve changed his career path and moved to the real estate business.
Moreover, he was the director of the Family-School Partnerships for Family Leadership for over six years.
Currently, he is the executive director at Christian Business Men’s Connection Fresno.
In addition, Steve also serves as the leadership coach at H & P Leadership Coaching, as per his Linkedin profile.
On a personal note, he is married to Deborah and has two sons, Deven and Dathan.
Steve and his wife, Deborah, both graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Ministry and Leadership from Life Pacific University in 2019.
Steve earned a college scholarship in baseball, whereas Paul’s other brother Jamal Hosey earned a college scholarship in basketball.
He committed to play collegiate basketball at the University of Wyoming.
Jamal played for the varsity basketball team from 1982 to 1985, averaging 9 points per game in 88 games.
Unfortunately, the other information regarding Jamal’s profession and family is currently unknown.