Saying Good-bye to Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett
Published on July 15, 2013 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, I write about the sad departure of Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

Here's an excerpt:

"I didn’t have time to address this last week, but I don’t feel I can let the departure of beloved Boston Celtics Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett pass without comment. Especially Paul Pierce. This guy has played his entire career with the Celtics — he toiled thanklessly through some of the franchise’s more terrible and forgettable seasons, and then, when the team finally got good again, helped deliver a championship. The idea of Pierce playing for the Brooklyn Nets just seems wrong.

It’s easier to imagine Kevin Garnett playing for the Nets, if only because he started his career in Minnesota and came to the Celtics via trade. However, it’s impossible to overestimate what his arrival meant to the Celtics. It instantly transformed them into a championship contender. They went from being a young, somewhat scattershot team to a tough, gritty, defensive-minded squad just like that. And they were fun to watch. After watching one dismal season after the other, the championship team of 2007-2008 was a joy to behold. In addition to Pierce and Garnett, they had Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins. They were a great team, and thinking of their NBA finals victory over the evil Los Angeles Lakers still brings a smile to my face."

Click here to read the whole thing.

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