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Paul Pierce has played for the Boston Celtics his whole career. While it was a shock to him to get traded to the Brooklyn Nets he handled it with class. Pierce also convinced fellow star teammate Kevin Garnett to be included in the trade to the Nets. Garnett had a no trade clause while Pierce did not. Below Pierce explains the phone call he had with Garnett. “It was one long, long phone call,” Pierce said with a laugh. “Probably like an hour-and-a-half, two hours. I just remember I was standing outside and it was 100 degrees, and I just remember after the phone call I was dripping sweat. “I was like, ‘Do you understand what’s going on in Boston? [A potential trade to the] Clippers thing appears to be dead. So what do you think, big fella? I know you don’t want to retire. Iknow you don’t want to retire. You have too much in the tank, you love the game too much. Sometimes you just have to tell Kevin to sit back and think about it. He reacts to everything. Like his initial reaction to ...

Paul Pierce is already teaching the Nets valuable lessons

For a decade and a half, Paul Pierce has pulled a Boston Celtics jersey over his head, stepped out on the floor, and did everything he could to help carry the team to a win. That was his job.   Fifteen years and nearly 27,000 combined regular season and playoff points later Pierce now finds himself in a completely new situation for a completely new team.  “There will definitely...

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce have concerns for Rajon Rondo

The Brooklyn Nets Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are not walking away from the Boston Celtics and holding their collective tongue regarding the past calender year. For many that follow the Celtics life feels like the Twilight Zone right about now. Pierce and Garnett shared their thoughts on how things broke down in Beantown and the potential storm that point guard Rajon Rondo will...

Paul Pierce: "My job is to be more of a glorified role player" for the Nets

Throughout Paul Pierce's career as a Celtic, he was the team leader. The captain. The guy who took the game winning shot time and time again. But now that The Truth is donning a Brooklyn Nets uniform, he appears to be ready to embrace a new role as a "glorified role player." From "There will definitely be less pressure on me on this ball club than...

Dad spotted with Prince Paul Pierce out in NYC

Celebrity website Bossip has photos of The Truth with newborn son Prince. Proud papa and son were spotted at Pastis restaurant in NYC over the weekend getting brunch. Far as I know, these are the first public photos of Paul and his son, who was born last April while Pierce was still a Celtic.  

Video: Part 2 of Jackie MacMullan's interview with Pierce and KG

Here's part 2 of ESPN's interview with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. They discuss Rondo, when they knew it was over in Boston, and their favorite memories. Watch Part 1 here. Related: Pierce and Garnett talk about their "Brother" Rondo and the challenges ahead for the Celtics

Paul Pierce ready to be 'glorified role player' in Brooklyn

Paul Pierce had spent his entire NBA career with the Boston Celtics as their go-to player. Especially when Rajon Rondo went down during the 2012-2013 season. Now with Brooklyn, a team with many stars already in place that can help the Nets get over the hump and back into title contention, Pierce told the Boston Globe he's now a "glorified role player" and not the go...

Your Morning Dump… Where Pierce, KG didn’t want to leave ‘Do behind

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  “This whole transition, man, we came in as strangers and bonded as brothers,” said Garnett, a person whom Rondo has previously suggested was his closest friend on the team. “And I say that with Glen [Davis...

Pierce and Terry wear Google Glass

Leave it to Brooklyn for something trendy like Google Glass to show up at an NBA news conference. When Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry made their way to Atlantic Yards to be introduced as Brooklyn Nets, Barclays Center TV host Alyonka Larionov donned the funky, futuristic goggles to capture the moment. She even got Pierce and Terry to try them out, while Jason Kidd wondered...

Pierce and Garnett talk about their "Brother" Rondo and the challenges ahead for the Celtics

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...

Celtics Acquire Trade Exception

The Boston Celtics rebuild got a considerable yet understated shot in the arm with the trade involving Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce moving to the Brooklyn Nets. The deal also included a trade exception for the C's, which could prove to be a valuable asset over future seasons when the rebuild starts to take shape. It's not surprising that this hasn't been widely reported...

Paul Pierce happy to be 'glorified role player' with Nets

There is an "I" in Paul Pierce but, when it comes to the Brooklyn Nets, the NBA star claims there won't be one there this season. If you look at the old version of the Nets, you might see an NBA squad already loaded with big names — up-and-coming Brook Lopez, one of the best shooting guards in Joe Johnson, and a top point guard in Deron Williams — and it might...

Your Celtics Life Week in Review...7/20/13

Another busy week in the Celtics world. Both the Nets and Celtics introduced their players acquired in the blockbuster trade that sent Pierce and Garnett to New Jersey officially last week. There was Kris Humphries' "bad" attitude, Paul Pierce's touching send off and, of course, an update on what Charles Claxton is up to. We've got it all covered. Check out...

New Nets trio cranks up heat with trophy talk

The Nets have assembled a roster full of big names and expensive contracts. Now it’s up to the players to make it all work. That was the message repeated over and over again by Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry — the trio of veteran Celtics acquired in the blockbuster trade that was agreed to last month — during yesterday’s press conference at Barclays Center to...
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