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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” thing is just something he’s got to do one more time before he disappears in Malibu somewhere.
But Pierce… this is all new.
“Well, you know, is tough” were the first words uttered to the media by Paul Pierce as an official Brooklyn Net. For much of the rest of the way, he seemed ill at ease with what was really happening.
“It’s all starting to sink in as we speak,” he said with a forlorn face. ”I’m no longer a Boston Celtic, I’m a Brooklyn Net.”
We heard immediately after the Celtics 2012-13 season ended that Pierce’s camp was preparing for the end of his time in Boston. But the months that have pas
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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...
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 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
Paul Pierce’s 15 years in Celtics Green will never be forgotten. “The Truth” will go down as one of the best players in franchise history.
He took time out to thank the fans of Boston on Twitter.
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 16, 2013
You will be missed 34, you will be missed.
#ThankYouPierce For the memories!
Paul Pierce may have looked low-spirited during his introductory news conference Thursday in Brooklyn, but believe it or not, the former Celtics captain had to do some work to woo one of his Boston teammates and ultimately complete the trade that sent him to the Nets.
Once Pierce realized that a deal was in the works to send him to Brooklyn and give him one last chance at a championship...
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 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.
Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry were traded to the Brooklyn Nets in June as part of a surprising multi-player deal. The three players are expected to solidify an already strong roster and potentially lead Brooklyn to a title run. The trade was jarring because not many expected to see happen Pierce and KG [...]
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..
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.
Kevin Garnett said last year that Jeff Green has a chance to be one of the greatest players in NBA history. The Celtics are about to test Garnett’s theory, big time.
Green, who spent much of last season as the fourth offensive option behind Paul Pierce, Garnett and Rajon Rondo, respectively, will start next season without at least two and perhaps all three of those players. Pierce...