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Old 06-05-2008, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default Paul Pierce article from the Globe...Nice Read

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The Celtics tried to trade Pierce for Chris Paul the night of the 2005 NBA draft, but could not close the deal.

"I just had to go home and grow up," acknowledged Pierce. "It was a difficult situation. It was time to grow up, stop pouting, go out there and help these young guys out and things will work out. And that was my mind-set after the first year with Doc. So that was my attitude after that and I think that helped out my relationship with Doc and them wanting to keep me around because they saw the change in my attitude. Trying to get better as a Celtic regardless of the losing that was going on here."

At the end of 2007, Boston had 24 wins, no top lottery pick, and an aging star who wanted to get out of town.

Ainge didn't budge.

"We had to go in one direction or the other," said Ainge. "It was either go with Paul, or go young and start over. There was discussion. We decided we wanted to win with him here, rather than trade him and see someone else win with him. Our intention was to explore what we could do with Paul. I talked with him about it. I was sympathetic to the frustration he had, but I thought he dealt with it pretty well."

It sounded like baloney. Right up until Ainge acquired Ray Allen, then Kevin Garnett.

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Old 06-05-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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Sorry but Chris Paul > PP
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Sorry but Chris is at home, and Truth in the NBA finals.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:09 PM   #4
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Sorry but Chris Paul > PP
Maybe in the stat book, but last time I checked PP is still in the playoffs.
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Put it like this...the big 3>>>Chris Paul

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