Found July 19, 2013 on NESN.com:
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...
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