Posted September 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
Paul Pierce won plenty of Atlantic Division titles during his days with the Boston Celtics, but at the end of the seasons when he exited the playoffs without lifting the Larry O'Brien trophy, none of those six divisional titles didn't carried any weight. The only one that mattered was the one he captured during the 2008 season, en route to his first and only NBA title. Pierce, along with his teammate Kevin Garnett, made it known that they're in Brooklyn for one thing only: to win it all in June. Beating out their new rivals, the defending division champs New York Knicks, isn't what's on Pierce's mind. ''Truthfully, that's not that important to me. I came here to win a championship. I don't even want to see an Atlantic banner put up if we win it,'' Pierce said during Monday's Nets media day session at Barclays Center. ''I don't even know how many Atlantic Division championships we won in Boston. ... I don't remem...

Nets GM: 'This is the window' to push for title

Billy King put together this Brooklyn Nets team to win now. The Nets general manager said Wednesday that he's not worrying yet about the future and is hoping his series of offseason moves helps bring a championship to Brooklyn. When asked if this team has a 2-year window to compete, King said that ''this is the window. This season.'' ''And we're...

Paul Pierce motivated at Nets media day

Paul Pierce took to the podium this afternoon at Brooklyn Nets media day. Pierce seemed like he was getting more comfortable with the idea of being in Brooklyn, and was completely focused on what needed to be done to bring a championship to the Barclays Center. Here are some of the top tweets/quotes from Paul's media session: .@paulpierce34: "I came here to win a championship...

Kevin Garnett on Brooklyn Nets: 'I'm here to get another ring'

Former Boston Celtics forward-center Kevin Garnett says the only reason he and teammate Paul Pierce came to Brooklyn to play for the Nets is to win another championship. “I’m here to get another ring,” Garnett said to USA Today Sports. “That’s the only reason we came to Brooklyn.” Nets coach Jason Kidd, 40, was entering New York Knicks training camp as a 

Rajon Rondo will not miss Rivers, Garnett or Pierce

The Boston Celtics experienced a dramatic shakeup in its roster this offseason. Not only did Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were traded to the Brooklyn Nets, the team lost its longtime leader, Doc Rivers, who made way to the west coast for a head coaching job with the Los Angeles Clippers. But to ask Rajon […]The post Rajon Rondo on departures of Rivers, Garnett and Pierce: ‘I...

Rajon Rondo says he Didnt Feel Anthing when KG & Paul Pierce were Traded

Can’t fault him for being honest. But you at least expected Rondo to be somewhat sad that Pierce and KG had to leave. Rajon Rondo on how he felt after Garnett and Pierce were traded: "It wasn’t difficult at all, I didn't feel anything…" Ouch. — NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) October 1, 2013

Rajon Rondo didn’t feel anything when Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were traded

While trades are commonplace in the NBA, many might have perceived that when the Boston Celtics traded Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets, Rajon Rondo might have felt something regarding the deal. However, it appears that the “hard facts” of the NBA kept from feeling much about the loss of two of his teammates and his head coach, Doc Rivers: “It wasn’t difficult...

Rondo Says He Didn’t Feel Anything When Pierce & KG Were Traded

Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was asked how he felt when Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were traded. Rajon Rondo on how he felt after Garnett and Pierce were traded: "It wasn’t difficult at all, I didn't feel anything…" Ouch. — NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) October 1, 2013 Well, there you have it. Rondo gave not one…well you know the rest is.

For Nets, what’s new is old: Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce

Kevin Garnett pitched his first media shutout of the basketball season on Tuesday proving the old guy can still dart around and evade reporters with the best of them. The newest Net star blew off a slew of reporters after practice in the NBA-quality Krzyzewski practice palace at Duke with the team’s approval — it’s not making KG talk no sir not if he doesn’t want to —...

Jeff Green Embraces Intense Pressure of Being ‘That Guy’ for Celtics in Post-Paul Pierce Era

WALTHAM, Mass. — Jeff Green knows there is skepticism. It doesn’t really bother him, he says, and he doesn’t really care, but he knows it’s out there. The Celtics’ new season unofficially dawned Monday when the team opened training camp with media day at its practice facility. Throughout the assembled media, the predominant feeling was doubt. Among the players, it was defiance...

Camp questions: Is Jeff Green the heir to Paul Pierce's throne?

Ok time for the final two installations of the "Camp questions" series. Today - Jeff Green. Tomorrow - Rajon Rondo. About Jeff Green: Remember the ill fated 2007 draft lottery? You know..this one? When the Celtics had the 2nd best chance to land either Greg Oden or Kevin Durant, but instead fell to 5th (the lowest possible outcome), and it seemed as though hope was...

Rondo doesn’t care Garnett, Pierce, and Rivers are gone

Rajon Rondo has played his whole career with Boston Celtics. He played 7 seasons with Paul Pierce and 6 season s with Kevin Garnett. Seven of those years he was also with head coach Doc Rivers. Now Pierce, Garnett, and Rivers are gone and only Rondo remains. Apparently Rondo doesn’t really care that they are all gone. Here is what he told “It wasn’t difficult at...

Rajon Rondo Says ‘It Wasn’t Difficult At All’ When Rivers, Pierce and Garnett Left Celtics

Rajon Rondo is excited for a fresh start this upcoming season without Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett and says he was unemotional when he heard about the deals that sent the trio out of Boston. According to the Boston Globe: Asked about the departures of Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett, Rondo was unemotional. “It wasn’t difficult at all,” said Rondo. ...

Rondo says he 'felt nothing' about trade of Garnett and Pierce

Rajon Rondo was always known to be close to his Boston teammates. He took the trade of Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City two years ago very hard as that was his best friend. He was notoriously close with Kevin Garnett. Rondo is a mercurial figure and a hard nut to crack but seemed to have really developed a brotherhood with his felow Ubuntu Celtics teammates. So how did he feel...

With Nets training camp tomorrow, Brooklyn Balling previews it up

The Nets will hold their training camp here, at Duke University's basketball complex. The reason that Brooklyn is heading to Durham, NC for training camp: Billy King (and draft pick Mason Plumlee) are alums of the school With the Brooklyn Nets' preseason opener just eight days away in Washington D.C. vs the Wizards, the regular season is approaching at a lightning...

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Celtics Daily Links 10/1

Herald  Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett get used to being NetsGerald Wallace arrives, ready to contribute Five issues facing the Celtics Jeff Green has new roleReputation aside, Rajon Rondo finds a friend in Brad Stevens Globe  Jared Sullinger 'not close' to game action Rajon Rondo says he and Brad Stevens 'have become best friends' Can the rebuilding Celtics capture...
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