Celtics Thank Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett

Celtics Thank Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett

Paul Pierce has been the Celtics' star since coming into the league in 1998, but he's been part of a struggling team for a good portion of his career. Pierce was only a part of three winning seasons before Kevin Garnett came into town. The teamup—along with the addition of a few key components—led to the Celtics' first championship in 22 years in 2008. Boston became a consistent threat since then, but the trade of Garnett and Pierce to Brooklyn marked the end of an era.

After Boston and Brooklyn finalized the trade, the Celtics took out a full-page ad at the Boston Globe to thank the duo for its service. Pierce leaves Boston as the franchise's second-leading scorer behind John Havlicek

Unfortunately, they showed no love for Jason Terry who also got shipped to Brooklyn:

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ESPN reported the Celtics organization tweeted "To two of the greatest @Celtics Legends of all-time: Thank you. You will always be Celtics."

Wait? The greatest?

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[via ESPN]

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