Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce expect emotional return in Boston

Oct 12, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett (left) and Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce look on before the first half of the preseason game against the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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.

They both think there will be some emotions when the Brooklyn Nets take on the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

From ESPN,

“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.

Topics: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Garnett, NBA, Paul Pierce

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