Found December 13, 2011 on
In the past 24 hours, several really great pieces on the Celtics have been published, including the Rondo article below, as well as a feature on Pierce's loyalty on CSNNE.com and one on Celtics newcomer Brandon Bass and his relationship with Big Baby on ESPNBoston.com.
Since both pieces are fairly long, an excerpt and link to the full text is below.
Loyal to a 'C': Why Pierce won't give up on Boston
Paul Pierce wanted to win.Inglewood High School wasn’t a contender at the time, but Crenshaw High, just ten minutes away, was a repeat state champion. He
was torn as he entered his sophomore year. Stay with the program and
people he knew or take a chance and join a new team? Pierce chose option
B.“I actually left for about a week, but then my brother was
like, ‘Why would you do that?’” he recalled to CSNNE.com. “‘Why would
you go somewhere else where you don’t really know if the grass is really
greener on the other side? The team isn’t good right now, why don’t ...
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