Paul Pierce claims he, Kevin Garnett were supposed to team up ‘3-4 years’ before 2007-08 season
Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce says he and Kevin Garnett should have three or four championships on their résumés.
Pierce told Celtics broadcaster Brian Scalabrine that he and Garnett were supposed to team up three or four years before the 2007-08 season.
Paul Pierce wishes he hooked up with KG in Boston earlier in their careers ☘️
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) March 30, 2020
Pierce and Garnett won the 2008 title over Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. Pierce bagged the Finals MVP in the series, cementing his status as one of the best Celtics players in franchise history.
However, the Celtics only won one championship during The Big Three era of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Boston lost to Kobe and the Lakers in the 2010 Finals.
In 1,102 regular-season games with the Beantown team, Pierce averaged 21.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists while shooting 44.7 percent from the floor, 37.0 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free-throw line.
The Truth is also the Celtics’ all-time leader in 3-point field goals, free-throws and steals. He is second to only the legendary John Havlicek on Boston’s all-time scoring list.
Pierce should be an NBA Hall of Famer one day. He finished his career with averages of 19.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 1,343 games with the Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers.
Boston traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets together. The one championship back in 2008 was nice, but The Truth and The Big Ticket should have won more, at least in Pierce’s eyes.