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TMZ caught up with Paul Pierce coming out of the grocery store (where else would you expect TMZ to get a scoop?) and got one short but interesting quote from the Celtics legend.
35-year-old Pierce was leaving a grocery store in L.A. with a bunch of water (it's important to hydrate) when we asked how he felt about being traded from the Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets this late in his prolific career.
Paul's reaction was CLASSIC -- "Who says it's the end of my career? I plan on playing ten more years dude."
10 more years? Let's say Pierce follows through with that plan. He'd end his career at age 45 after playing 25 years in the league.
Former Celtic Robert Parish has the longest career in the NBA after playing 21 years, I guess Pierce plans to shatter that record. Of course, what else would you expect from Pierce?
While Pierce is quite obviously not the same player he once was, I could definitely see him being the type to play as long as possib...
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How the hell did TMZ know Paul Pierce was at this supermarket in LA? They must have been stalking other celebrities and stumbled into Pierce.
Anyway… The Truth claims he’ll play another 10 years and win a championship next year.
They say nothing good ever comes easy. That you always enjoy victory that much more after you've tasted the pain of defeat. That it's always more gratifying to reach the mountain top when you've failed many times before.
This is true whether you're playing high school, college, or professional sports. Hell, it's true of life in general. Those who have never...
Although most Celtics' fans understand the reasons behind the trade, it doesn't make the reality of it any easier to accept. After 15 years as the heart and soul of this Celtics team, Paul Pierce will no longer be the Celtics' Captain. KG wasn't here as long, but he was a Celtic through and through nonetheless. I do understand why Danny made the trade...
The trade is finally official today. Classy move by the organization, I'd expect nothing less.
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The Boston Celtics took out a full-page ad Friday in the Boston Globe to thank Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett after the blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets was finalized. The ad showed photos of Garnett lifting the
As expected the Heat have to be favorites for the NBA title next year, but the Pierce and KG to Brooklyn trade does make things interesting. A starting five of Brook Lopez, KG, Pierce, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams is one of the best starting five in the league and could give the Heat a run for their money. They presumably would pose serious match-up problems with this big lineup...
Yesterday, while attending Boston's summer league victory, Jeff Green and Courtney Lee sat down to speak about Paul Pierce's and Kevin Garnett's legacies. Here's what they had to say.
Lee on wishing Pierce had retired a Celtic:
“As a player and as a fan watching him growing up, you kind of wish that he did. But it’s a business. The only thing I can say is it’s...
Celtics thank Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in today’s Boston Globe.
This is pretty great.
The deal that the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets agreed to during last month’s NBA Draft has become official today with the opening of the NBA offseason trade window.
The deal sends Celtics veterans Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to Brooklyn and signals a definite start to the C’s rebuilding period.
Here’s a full breakdown of the deal:
ESPNs famous “Body Issue” landed today, and it featured quite a few basketball stars. The poses are always a little suspect (remember that part in Austin Powers where they’re constantly holding stuff in front of their junk? That was a bit more natural), but I’ll say it, the bods are chiseled. Take John Wall for instance – guy’s injured a lot, but he clearly spends his...
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The Boston Celtics have moved on from an unforgettable era, and a Celtic great thinks the latest players shipped out of Boston still have fuel left in their tanks.
Larry Bird, Indiana Pacers president, believes Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett still have game in their veteran shoes.
“I think they got plenty left,” Bird told ESPN Monday during the Orlando Summer League...
In less than 48 hours, the Celtics and Nets will finalize their mega-deal, and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will officially be gone. It's going to be tough to see them go, but at the very least most Celtics fans understand the deal. Boston needs to rebuild, and picking up three first round picks in exchange for two guys on the wrong side of 35 is a good deal for the long term...