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Celtics took out full-page newspaper ad to thank Pierce, Garnett

Jul 12, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce talk over a play in the fourth quarter against the New York Knicks in Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York Reuters

It was time for it to end in Boston, but that doesn’t mean it had to end badly.

Iconic Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are members of the Brooklyn Nets. Which is weird to type and will seem even stranger when we see Pierce in Jay-Z designed black and white next season.

But there is still a lot of love in Boston for KG and Pierce, from the Boston fans and the Boston Celtics organization. In a pretty cool gesture showing that love the Celtics organization took out this full-page ad in the Boston Globe on Friday.



  1. cakemixa - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Where’s the Doc Rivers ad? Lol

  2. dls612 - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Not a fan, but I think that is awesome! GOOD LOOK!

  3. udleerc - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    What about jesus shuttlesworth?

    • dudermcrbohan - Jul 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM

      most of whats written in the ad doesn’t apply to ray allen

  4. jcmeyer10 - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    My lady and I watched the Paul Pierce documentary on Comcast Sports Net and she started tearing up.

    This is a good start to win over fans like her.

    • slippyal2 - Jul 12, 2013 at 3:17 PM

      If your lady was signed in, I think she would say “My man and I watched the Paul Pierce documentary on Comcast Sports Net and he started tearing up.”

      • jcmeyer10 - Jul 13, 2013 at 10:23 AM

        C’mon man, why you gotta blow my cover like that? I thought we were cool. 😀

  5. chargerdillon - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Say what you want about KG and Pierce, they helped a franchise that had been starving for championship contention for over a decade and these guys helped them get back to the mountaintop.

    As a Laker fan I was supposed to hate the Celtics success, but KG is too damn good of a player to not be happy for him finally winning one.

    This guy put up triple doubles nearly every game for years with the lame Timberwolves. He paid his dues and he became a champion.

    Happy for the both of them, excited to see them with the Nets.

    • kb2408 - Jul 12, 2013 at 2:03 PM

      Well, technically, you are correct…they hadn’t won a title in over a decade. However, in reality it was more like two decades. Nice touch by the C’s. If I were a fan I’d frame that picture and hang it in my “man cave”. ChargerD, maybe our LAKERS will do something similar for Ron. Without his game seven performance in 2010 we wouldn’t have beaten the Celtics.

  6. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Nothing for Jason Terry?

    • miamatt - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:42 PM

      Dead men don’t read newspapers.

    • sal11 - Jul 12, 2013 at 1:58 PM

      It’s probably somewhere in the Travel section.

      Because he’s an airplane, get it

    • scorp16 - Jul 12, 2013 at 6:33 PM

      Sure there was. He got to be on a poster…..courtesy of Lebron

      • jimeejohnson - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM


  7. loungefly74 - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    good call by the Celtics to do that.

    P-square will have his name in the rafters…KG? joining the C’s in 2007 does not warrant Celtic Immortality…sorry, it’s the Truth (pun intended!)

    would have been good to see Doc in the pic as well…

    • scalfor3 - Jul 12, 2013 at 5:33 PM

      KG absolutely deserves to have his number retired in Boston. Guy single-handedly changed the culture of that locker room. “Ubuntu”, the Celtic’s suffocating team D, all of the grit, intensity and competitiveness associated with that era of Celtics ball; all of it started the second KG came to town.

      • loungefly74 - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:04 AM

        single-handedly? ehhh…that’s stretching it a little. Ray Allen, Pierce, and Doc also helped make the change. It just that KG is vocal. Ubuntu was a “Doc thing” as well…after seeing whose numbers are retired by the Celtics, KG will have his name in the rafters…both in beantown and minny….i feel they have already watered down the numbers with some of their previous selections…but i’m also a Lakers fan…go figure! hehe

  8. adoombray - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Paul Pierce is everything you want in a basketball player. He stuck with that team through really awful years, worked hard, never complained or tried to force a trade, never bailed on them, and got them a championship. I don’t care if they are on the Prokhorov gravy train now, those guys are Celtics for life.

  9. 13arod - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Still cant belive they traded them

  10. phaden27 - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    I’m still in shock that Paul won’t be in green next year.
    Still, I wish him and KG the best!

  11. halfbaht - Jul 12, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    As a life long celtics fan, it hurt so much to say goodbye to Paul and KG. especially Paul. Thank you for sticking by us in the lean years. The fact that LG waived his trade clause for the good of the franchise sums it all up. Thanks for the memories

  12. unxpexted1 - Jul 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Me and my brother are doing a Basketball sports stadium tour. So every year we meet up in a difff city to watch a basketball game. A couple years ago we went to Boston. As a Lakers fan I inherently have a certain disdain for Boston and always heard bad things about their fanbase. Let me tell you, Boston is probably one of the classiest and knowledgable fan bases I’ve experienced so far. At the game, they were competetive and respectful and the town as a whole is real cool when it comes to their sports. Much love and respect to Boston from my experience there and to their fan base.

    Lakers all day and I still hope we smash them both times we play this year no matter how bad both teams might be this year!

  13. bostonian13 - Jul 12, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Forever Celtics.

  14. florida727 - Jul 12, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Should have been on a freeway billboard near the arena. After all, nothing quite says ‘thank you’ like what ends up at the bottom of a bird cage.

  15. kb2408 - Jul 12, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    A Celtics story and no comment from paulhargis53?! What happened to him? Rehab? Incarcerated? Deported?! Anyway, great gesture from the C’s. Usually it’s the player taking out an ad thanking the franchise.

  16. metalhead65 - Jul 12, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    that was a classy thing to do by the celtics. that and trading them to a team that is a potential title contender was all you could hope for as fan.

  17. koloth2012 - Jul 12, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Nice touch from a classy organization.

    For the Nets, I don’t think it will be enough to get them past the Heat. History shows that teams that acquire past their primes HOF players don’t normally win championships.

    I think the Nets seriously overpaid just to get runner up in the East (assuming they even get that far)

  18. ndnut - Jul 12, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Anything is Posiblllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllle!

  19. gogatorsjohn - Jul 12, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    What about Ray Allen?

    • scorp16 - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:22 PM

      Ray Allen has as many rings as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett do combined……..muhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      Cordially Yours,

  20. jimeejohnson - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Corporate masters didn’t retain control of Allen. They took advantage of the haters (useful idiots) and made Allen look like a bad guy. Allen was just as important to the Celtics resurgence as Pierce and KG.

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