Paul Pierce Wants Kevin Garnett Back for Another Season


| June 11, 2012 - 6:50 pm

While the Celtics’ game seven elimination is a tough break to the aging team, star player Paul Pierce isn’t ready to give up championship hopes just yet.

His running mate, Kevin Garnet, has been in the middle of retirement rumors and trade rumors all season long. However, Pierce wants the 14-time all-star to come back for another season. He hopes the Celtics “Big three,” which consists of himself, Garnett, and shooting guard Ray Allen, can come back for the throne.

Pierce told The Boston Globe:

“He’s done everything for my career, just his locker room presence, his desire, his determination,’’ Pierce said of Garnett. “Just his leadership. I said before, when Kevin first got here he really changed the culture of everything we did around here, you know, practice habits to the discipline. He made everybody accountable, from the ball boys to the chefs to the guy who flew the plane, everybody was accountable.

“It’s been tremendous to have him around, just the culture he brought, you know? It’d be great to end my career with Kevin. I have a couple years left and, who knows what his future’s going to bring – management can do something to bring him back and get us the pieces we need to get over the top. If not, it’s been a tremendous run.’’

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