Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce will be making their return to Boston, but this time thy’ll be wearing the black and white instead of green and white jerseys they wore for the past few years.
“There’s gonna be a lot of emotions,” Pierce said. “You play your whole life there. You won a championship there. The first time coming there as a visitor, I never thought it would happen, but it is and it’ll be here Sunday.”
“I’m just fortunate to be part of that whole transformation,” Garnett said. “Everything we put into those six years, everything we invested in them, I think the people from Boston, New England and Massachusetts, I think they understood that. They saw the hard work that we put into it, the effort more than anything.
“… Larry Bird said you can’t fool the people of Boston. They know when you’re working hard. They know pure basketball, and that’s right. When you go all out they understand that, they root for that, and that’s what they remember.”
It will be interesting to see how Garnett and Pierce will be able to handle Sunday’s game at their old stomping grounds where they’ve played for the past six years.