But saying that and actually doing something like trading Paul Pierce is something else entirely.
He is a 14-year Celtic, a champion and finals MVP, a 10-time All-Star wearing the green. He is the most iconic Celtic player since the Bird era ended. He is beloved. Trading him is hard just for the sentimental reasons.
And he doesn’t want to go, he told the Boston Herald (via Celticsblog).
“You know, I want to retire as a Celtic,” said Pierce. “That’s been my longtime goal. But it’s not in my control. The organization, they make their decisions, but it’s something I desire.”
(Via Kurt Helin/NBCSports)