Another milestone in the end of the Celtics’ Big Three era arrived Thursday when an emotional Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were introduced as the newest members of the Brooklyn Nets.
This marked the first time Pierce, a 15-year veteran who played for the Celtics his entire career, donned a non-Celtics NBA logo since entering the league in 1998.
“I think it’s really starting to sink in as we speak,” Pierce said.
“For me to actually be here now looking for a place to live ... it’s really starting to sink in now that it’s become real. I’m no longer a Boston Celtic.”
He was joined on the Brooklyn dais by Garnett and fellow former Celtic Jason Terry, all of whom were dealt to the Nets last week in a blockbuster trade that signaled the dawning of Boston’s new rebuilding era.
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