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Back on draft day when it was announced that Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were going to be traded, the immediate thing that crossed my mind was how emotional it will be to attend their first game back at the Garden next season. I get goosebumps just thinking about. To no surprise, Pierce has been thinking about it a lot too. From Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix:
Pierce got choked up talking about his return to Boston, said he had envisioned it "a thousand times, and every time shed tears."
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) July 18, 2013
Watching the press conference, it was clear that the former C's captain is having a very difficult time moving on. However, Pierce said he holds no grudge against Danny Ainge for dealing him, claiming he would have done the same thing. From the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn:
Paul Pierce said that he was the #Celtics GM, he would have traded himself also, said Ainge is responsible for the Celtics, not Paul Pierce
— gary w...
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A.B. As of last weekend, Paul Pierce is officially no longer a member of the Boston Celtics. Considered by many to be one of the top 5 Celtics players of all time, Pierce spent the last 15 years as a member of the Green. During that span Pierce won an NBA Championship in 2008 and scored over 20,000 career points. So while Pierce’s career will continue, “The Truth” will take...
Paul Pierce, the former longtime Celtic, has moved on from the team in green and white to the team in black and white.
The newest Brooklyn Net throughout Monday’s press conference did not look to pleasant on being traded, but as the display went on and it finally hit him that he will not be a Celtic, things started to make sense.
“It hasn’t really sunk in,” Pierce said. “I...
As previously reported, the Rajon Rondo trade rumors are going nowhere.
According to Jay King at Masslive.com, the Pistons have asked about Rondo's availability.
The Pistons are said to have plenty of interest in acquiring Rondo, and Dumars admitted he spoke to Boston about its All-Star point guard's availability. But according to the Detroit Free Press, talks never progressed...
Paul Pierce was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in June, ending his 15-season career with the Boston Celtics. After nine teams passed on Pierce in the 1998 NBA Draft, the Celtics decided enough was enough and took the former Kansas star. Their faith in Pierce paid off; he developed into a franchise player, franchise icon, [...]
The Celtics are now Rajon Rondo's team. The transition began over the past two seasons, but now with Doc Rivers in LA, and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in Brooklyn — the reigns have officially been given to the Celtics point guard.
For the past six seasons, Rondo has been little brother to Pierce, KG, and once upon a time, Ray Allen. Now a rehabbing Rondo finds himself as...
The Brooklyn Nets introduced Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry on Thursday at the Barclays Center. “I’m no longer a Boston Celtic. I’m a Brooklyn Net, and that’s what it is right now. It’s a business. At some point we all have to move on, and I’m here to try to create some kind of
Today was the day that it all became real.
Those pictures of Garnett and Pierce jerseys weren’t Photoshopped. It wasn’t an elaborate promo for TBS’s “Deal With It.”
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are Brooklyn Nets. (Oh, and Jason Terry too).
Kevin Garnett has been here before. His departure from Minnesota seems to have been ages ago. This whole “change of address”...
Paul Pierce said goodbye to the city of Boston and the Celtics with 44 photos on Instagram of himself and the team throughout the years of his career. “I cannot say it enough. Boston, you’ll always be a part of who I am.#THANKYOUBOSTON,”
Paul Pierce sends out his thank you's via Instagram and Twitter. This one to Mr. Donnie Wahlberg. The Truth is taking his talents to Brooklyn..
The Boston Celtics acquired a $10.3 million trade exception in their trade of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Celtics will have 365 days to use to the traded player exception.
With the acquisitions of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry and returning caliber pieces, the Brooklyn Nets seem to have thrown all of their chips in for a championship scenery.
The trio, along with new head coach Jason Kidd and general manager Billy King, addressed the city of Brooklyn and the media on Thursday at the Barclay Center.
Check out the newest members of the Nets below.