Emotions are a funny thing. You think you've got them figured out, that you know yourself pretty well after years of going through every type of situation that life throws at you. But you're wrong.
Take me for example. I've said time and time and time again that if the right offer came along, it was time to deal Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The Celtics championship window was closed, they were too old, and had no cap room to bring in additional talent to complement the core of Pierce, KG and Rajon Rondo. Time to see what we can get for the old guys, I thought.
And then the trade happened. Pierce, Garnett and Jason Terry are heading to Brooklyn, with Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Marshon Brooks, Keith Bogans, Kris Joseph and three first round picks (2014, 2016, 2018) plus the right to swap picks in 2017 coming back to Boston.
All of a sudden, Pierce, a Celtic since 1998, was gone. The longest tenured active athlete in Boston was heading to a division rival, and the Celtics w...