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PAUL PIERCE SAYS THE BOSTON CELTICS BIG 3 WAS DIFFERENT FROM TODAY'S SUPERTEAMS: "WE GOT LUCKY WITH THE DRAFT PICK, THE TRADE, AND KEVIN GARNETT DROPPING HIS NO-TRADE CLAUSE."

SEP 11, 2021  (21H09)      MICHAEL BLANCO
«I take a lot of pride in that [winning NBA title with the team that drafted him] and hang my hat on that. We're in a different era, a different time. It's different now. Players move around a lot. They manufacture their teams. The way we did it was a little different,» Pierce said, via Mass Live. «People will say I played on the new era super team, but it's like, we had to get lucky. We got lucky with the draft pick, we got lucky with the trade, we got lucky with Kevin Garnett dropping his no-trade clause.

«So all these things had to line up, whereas today guys manufacture playing with each other, building super teams through free agency, building friendships. And I have nothing against that. That's why I take so much pride in being with the team I was with so long, going through the tough times and finally being able to win a championship.»
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