There was one camper donning a Paul 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. Inasmuch as Pierce and the Celtics wanted their marriage to end in retirement, it just couldn’t.