Found July 19, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Paul Pierce
TEAMS: Brooklyn Nets
For Paul Pierce, being a Celtic was the NBA equivalent of his first love. He will never forget the feelings he had, and he feels a tinge of regret saying goodbye. Pierce wore his emotions on his sleeve during his introductory news conference with the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, expressing excitement for the coming season while exhibiting obvious disappointment over leaving the only home he’s ever known as a professional basketball player. His first trip back to TD Garden should be an emotional experience, as he has gone over the moment again and again in his mind. Each time Pierce imagines himself taking to the parquet as a visiting player, his reaction is the same. “I know it’s going to be real emotional,” Pierce told reporters. “I’ve already pictured it in my head a hundred times, and every time I’ve pictured it, I’ve shed tears. That’s going to be difficult, man. It’s going to be difficult. It’s like the first girl you were in love with. You cried and through about her, probably s...

Paul Pierce: ‘It Has Become Real. I’m No Longer a Boston Celtic, I’m a Brooklyn Net’

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 Says He Cries Every Time He Thinks About Returning To Play At TD Garden

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry were officially introduced as members of the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Thursday.  Both Pierce and KG expressed feelings of sadness to leave Boston, but were excited for a chance to compete for a championship in Brooklyn.  Paul Pierce also described his emotions thinking about returning to play at the TD Garden as a visitor...

Paul Pierce struggles through Nets introduction

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”...

KG, Pierce and Terry introduced as Nets; Pierce: 'It's starting to sink in. I'm no longer a Boston Celtic'

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry were just introduced as Nets. As you can imagine, it was especially weird for Pierce, who time and time again referenced his comfort level with Boston, and appeared legitimately saddened that his time with the Celtics was through. Here are some of the highlights of the presser, transcribed through the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn and...

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry Introduced by Brooklyn Nets (Photo)

“I’m no longer a Boston Celtic. I’m a Brooklyn Net.” Those were the words of Paul Pierce on Thursday as the former Celtics star was introduced as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Pierce, along with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, were introduced to the media and Nets fans Thursday at a news conference at Barclays Center, and it was an odd sight to say the least. “I’m no...

Kidd Talked To Pierce About Trade To Nets Before Taking Job

Jason Kidd spoke with Paul Pierce about coming to the Brooklyn Nets before taking the job as head coach. Pierce talked about the process of how he convinced Kevin Garnett to approve a trade from the Boston Celtics to the Nets. “It was a situation where [the Celtics] were going to make a move, and once the deal with the Clippers didn’t go through for [Garnett], it was like, the...

Pierce, Garnett, Terry introduced as Brooklyn Nets

Former Celtics veterans Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry were introduced as the newest members of the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center today. The three vets were traded to the Nets in a massive blockbuster deal on the night of the 2013 NBA Draft last month. During the press conference, Pierce and Garnett talked about their desire to win another championship before they...

Jason Terry on Pierce and KG: "They're saddened by this (the trade)"

The Boston Herald caught up with the forgotten member of the Celtics trio heading to Brooklyn, Jason Terry, and he had some fantastic quotes on Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett and their mindset about the deal. From Mark Murphy's article (link). Terry on Pierce and KG's attitude towards the trade. “I know they were both disappointed that it had to end this way for them...

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...

Piercing Under the Scope: The Truth’s Love for the Sport of Poker

One of the Brooklyn Nets’ latest acquisitions, Paul Pierce, has been spending his offseason playing at the World Series of Poker in Omaha.

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...

Sox Welcome Yankees To Town, Pierce and KG Introduced as Nets

The Red Sox welcome the New York Yankees to town this weekend to open of the post-All Star game portion of the schedule. This marks the first visit of the Yankees to town in 2013. Red Sox better than likable, they’re back in it to win it – Jon Couture says that the Red Sox have moved past “win us back’ and are into “win it all” mode. Sox breaking good as Yankees visit...

Your Morning Dump… where this is a Nets-free zone

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. I’m not going to lie to you guys, almost every link out there has to do with yesterday’s…. events…. but I’m not addressing them here.  I think we’ve all had enough in-depth analysis of that.  If you...

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...

Kevin Garnett: Trade to Brooklyn Nets ‘forced on us a little bit’

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 [...]
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