Found June 30, 2013 on TheProBasketballTalk:
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"Where we came from a year ago, where I was at, to be here today celebrating with my teammates, putting a stamp on what a great year it was," Pierce told the jubilant fans after accepting the MVP trophy. "Everybody stuck with me throughout all the hard times. I know we didn't have a lot of great years, but you guys stuck with me, and now we bring home a championship to you." Try imagining what it was like pre-Paul Pierce era with the Celtics.  After the glory years during the 80’s with the previous big three of Larry Bird, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale, the Celtics fell into some dark times. It started in 1993 with the passing of Reggie Lewis.  Destine to be the star player for the Celtics, Lewis collapsed while shooting baskets at Brandeis University in the offseason. He passed away at the age of 26. Trying to recover from the devastating loss, the Celtics signed a 34 year old free agent by the name of Dominque Wilkins.  Al...
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