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Pierce open to Boston return?

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07:17 AM ET 08.12 | Boston certainly isn't Nets territory, something Paul Pierce found out quickly. There was one camper donning a [Pierce] Brooklyn jersey last week at what could be Pierce's final local camp at Basketball City, in the shadow of his former residence, TD Garden. That's it. One. After 15 years, Pierce was traded by the Celtics, a victim of the organization's long-awaited rebuilding plan, a painful example of big business in the NBA. ... Asked if this is his last camp, Pierce said, "Maybe one day I may start another camp if I get an office job with the Celtics. Who knows? This year was the last official Paul Pierce camp at Basketball City." Pierce, 35, has just one year left on the four-year deal he signed with the Celtics in 2010. Free agency could be a distinct possibility next summer.

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August 12, 2013  07:38 AM ET

Not the flashiest but gave it all his best with the Celtics.

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August 12, 2013  08:29 AM ET
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Not the flashiest but gave it all his best with the Celtics.

Agree. I don't like all these negative comments about Pierce here.
The guy has given it all to the Celtics franchise, earned a ring, finals MVP, multi-All star, clutch player.
I can understand the trade, and I do see him coming back to the Celtics in some capacity after retirement. It's hard to envision anyone beating the Heat right now so I don't think he's going to get another ring.
Better one than zero!

August 12, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Boston return??? He's 100!

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August 12, 2013  08:56 AM ET

There Is No Place Like Home, Bro?

August 12, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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Why would Boston want him back at his age? Maybe as a hire in the front office?

I think that was the intimation.

August 12, 2013  10:07 AM ET

He will end his playing days in Jersey...

But he doesn't have a chance of being a suit for the Cs...

He will be inducted as a CELTIC....

August 12, 2013  10:09 AM ET

OLD.

August 12, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Sports "journalists" really need to get some perspective. Poor Paul is getting paid $16 million to play basketball this year. "Painful example of big business in sports?" Ridiculous. No - in the real world, he would have been released a couple seasons ago - but in the fantasy world of sports he gets paid based on past performance, not his current declining skills. Guaranteed contracts are ruining basketball and baseball.

If Pierce wants a post playing career role in the NBA, with Boston or elsewhere, I suggest he demonstrate a previously unseen talent for evaluating and developing young players. There certainly were no tales in Boston of him taking rookies under his wing.

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August 12, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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Gatling Gun Gilbert Arenas who got amnestied 2 years ago is still making 22 million this year without even being in the league.

He better save his money than because there will be no more big paychecks. Do you know what he is doing now?

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August 12, 2013  04:18 PM ET

Sometimes you have to take chances, even if you end up with regrets. It's life

August 12, 2013  04:21 PM ET
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Sometimes you have to take chances, even if you end up with regrets. It's life

If only it was like a video you could press the reset button!

August 12, 2013  06:27 PM ET

I hope Pierce can resign with Boston whenever his career is over just to retire a Celtic. CELTIC PRIDE.

August 12, 2013  06:29 PM ET
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I hope Pierce can resign with Boston whenever his career is over just to retire a Celtic. CELTIC PRIDE.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS +7

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