Found January 25, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — The last time Paul Pierce stayed home for NBA All-Star Weekend, the Celtics’ record made it difficult to whine about the snub. The Celtics went 24-58 in the last year of the pre-”New Big Three” era while Pierce, for the first time in his career, spent more than a month watching with major injury as his team give away game after game. There is no serious injury this time for Pierce, but once again the Celtics’ team-wide struggles prevented Pierce or anyone else from making a fuss when his name was not among the All-Star reserves who were announced Thursday. “We knew this day was going to come,” said Pierce, 35, who has played in 10 All-Star games in his 15-year career. “We’ve got a lot of great, young players in this league and they all deserve it.” The Eastern Conference All-Star team is stacked at Pierce’s position. Luol Deng and Paul George were the threes picked to back up LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, who will start in the frontcourt alongside Kevin Garnett despite ...
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