Found July 18, 2013 on Celtics Life:
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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