More bad news lies ahead for the Boston Celtics who have been eliminated after game seven. The team is now preparing to part ways with Kevin Garnett, but Paul Pierce hopes the power forward will return to Boston, according to ESPN.
The Boston Celtics have long been praised for the performance of the “Big three”, that is, the three players, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and shooting guard Ray Allen. Unfortunately, recent rumors about Kevin Garnett’s possible retirement have surfaced and players began expressing their regrets in the media. Paul Pierce was probably the player who was the most affected by the retirement rumors because he was always close to Garnett.
At the end of last night’s game, Pierce released an interview for The Boston Globe telling reporters that he would like the power forward to continue playing for the Celtics. “The Truth” as he was nicknamed likes playing with Garnett and Ray Allen because he thinks he has a lot to learn from them.
Pierce told the press that he owes great part of his career success to Garnett’s influence. He explained that he took his inspiration from Kevin’s desire and determination to make great performances. In his opinion, it was the power forward who changed the culture of the team from “practice habits to the discipline”. Thanks to Garnett, everybody in the team became accountable. “From the ball boys to the chefs to the guy who flew the plane, everybody was accountable,” was Pierce’s declaration.
In the end, Paul confessed that he would like Garnett to continue playing for several more years. This way, Pierce will be able to retire at the same time with Kevin and the Celtics will have a lot to win due to Garnett’s presence. He concluded the interview telling everyone that he hopes the management will do something to prevent Garnett from leaving. If this option is not possible, Pierce will forever cherish the games he played with Kevin.