Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce embrace their new career with Brooklyn
Former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are embracing their new career with the Brooklyn Nets.
Though it was a bittersweet departure for Pierce, it wasn’t the case for Garnett.
“I saw the trade and was like, ‘O.K., it’s a trade,’” Pierce said at a press conference, notes the New York Times. “But for me, actually to be here now looking for a place to live, being in this arena, learning my way around this city, it’s really starting to sink in.”
For Garnett, even though it was tough, it wasn’t as sappy because this is his second major move, with his first one being to the Celtics in 2007 after playing with the Timberwolves for 12 seasons, according to the Boston Herald.
“It was very difficult,” he said at the press conference. “Once I commit to something, I like to go at it full-throttle. Unfortunate, but obviously when I saw the Doc Rivers situation, I kind of knew that the writing was on the wall even before then.”
Pierce and Garnett are really accepting their spot in the Nets.
“I’m no longer a Boston Celtic,” Pierce said. “I’m a Brooklyn Net. I’m here to try to create some legacy in Brooklyn.”
Garnett’s statement agreed with Pierce’s. “New chapter, new things to embrace, and that’s what I’m doing,” Garnett commented.
Having their former Celtic and current Net teammate Jason Terry, Pierce and Garnett are ready to build a legacy and a championship with the team.
“We have no choice but to make this work,” Pierce said. “The great players somehow always figure it out.”