Originally written July 21, 2013 on roundballchat.com:
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 ...
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