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On Basketball

Antoine Walker isn’t envious of Paul Pierce

There was a familiar face in those Paul Pierce highlight tributes over the past few days, a constant presence during Pierce’s early years in Boston, his cohort in the reclaiming of respectability for a franchise considered an also-ran after the original Big Three era.

Antoine Walker was present for the first five seasons of Pierce’s 15-year reign in Boston, his frontcourt partner. And for his seven full seasons as a Celtic, Walker earned the same type of adulation Pierce received Sunday night at TD Garden.

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