Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett sat down with Jackie MacMullan earlier today after being introduced as members of the Brooklyn Nets, an interview that just aired on the 6pm SportsCenter.
Forgive me as I am a poor blogger without DVR, so I'm unable to rewind and get exact quotes, but I did get an accurate paraphrasing from Pierce, on wanting to finish his career in Boston.
Not many guys play 15 years, all in one city. You look at Kobe, Tim Duncan, Dirk — all of those guys get to the end of their contracts and their team says "ok, how do we keep them". For me, my name was constantly in trade rumors. That hurt a little
Again, that is paraphrased, but absolutely the message of what he had to say.
KG was actually the one who brought it up, saying that Pierce gave "everything to that city" and deserved a chance to finish his career in Boston, to which Jackie Mac also agreed.
Of course, Pierce himself said earlier today that he would have accepted the same d...