HoopsHype Paul Pierce rumors

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The T-Wolves are a high-scoring team, third in the NBA, with a league-best 11 games when they’ve outscored their opponents by at least 20 points. But a game after they went for 143 against the Lakers, Love didn’t score in the fourth quarter and finished with only 14 points — about half of his usual scoring output. “I might be getting sick or something,’’ he said after scoring all of two points in 16 minutes after halftime. “I just had zero energy in the second half. I had nothing.’’ Hearing what Love said, Paul Pierce, who guarded Minnesota’s power forward most of the game, had the diagnosis. “Pierce-itis,’’ he said, walking out of the locker room. “It’s getting around.’’ New York Daily News

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So it comes as no surprise after beating the Celtics, 114-98, Friday night at Barclays Center — the Nets’ 11th straight home victory, which improved them to 17-2 at home since the start of 2014 — Paul Pierce declared his team is confident against any team in the East. “Nobody is talking about us, but we feel like we match up with anybody in the league, especially in the Eastern Conference,” Pierce said after scoring 14 points in 19 minutes against his former team. “Let the chips fall where they may. “Come playoff time, we feel we can compete with the best of them, and we feel like we can be one of the better teams in the East, if not come out of the East, and we’ll be able to surprise a couple of teams.” New York Post

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The only holdover from the 2008 championship team is point guard Rajon Rondo, whose contract expires after the 2014-15 season and has been the subject of trade rumors the past two years. Grousbeck did not hide his admiration for the four-time All-Star. “He’s loved right here, from my seat on the court,” Grousbeck said. “I love the guy. I love his championship ring when he was the young kid. I love his growth. It reminds me of Paul Pierce. Growing from the moments in his younger days and making progress toward being an all-time Celtic and a leader. I am always hopeful that a guy like that is going to stay around.” Boston Globe

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Paul Pierce would consider a return to the Boston Celtics, both as a player and coach. Speaking to the media after the Brooklyn Nets' 91-84 loss to the Boston Celtics, Pierce revealed that a return in the future in some capacity could be in the cards. "Yeah, why not?" Pierce said when asked if he would possibly play for the Celtics again. "Maybe as a player, maybe as a coach. Who knows what the future holds?" Celtics Blog

Pierce's future in Boston is not just limited to basketball, as he is planning on planting his roots in the city. "Ultimately, what I would like to do is have a business in Boston," he said. "Maybe like a sports bar. I would love to do something like that here. None of the former Celtic great players have come and done that. I thought about it, and why hasn't anyone come and opened up a nice restaurant? You see the Don Shula restaurant, the Michael Jordan restaurant, and Magic [Johnson] got the theaters in LA. Why nobody here? All this history, all these championships and love, why has nobody done that? "I am going to still have relationships here. I'm always going to come to this city. Every year, when I'm done, I'm going to have a reason to come here." Celtics Blog

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What social media he's on... Paul Pierce: I am on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. ... Twitter, I’ll tweet when I’m rooting for a game, I always tweet out photos of my family on Halloween or on vacation, and I do use it to share what my corporate partners want to communicate. Instagram is photo-heavy and I use it when at events or on the road taking photos, and Facebook is a combo of the two. Facebook my management team usually manages for me, and they curate from everything that’s on Twitter and Instagram as well as good articles that are being written about me or my team and my foundation. NetsDaily

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“He is a regular person,” Pierce said. “You have people who make their choices. I think, along our society, we tend to think of each other and make rules and say what’s right and wrong, and that’s not fair, to say what’s right and wrong. As long as it’s not against the law or something where you’re violating other people’s rights, then so be it. “This is America. You have freedom of speech, you have the freedom to do a lot of things you want to do here. We welcome him with open arms, and I’m happy he’s the one that I know and has the courage to be able to come out and say it. The good thing about this team is that we’ve embraced him. I think the NBA has embraced him. I think the sports world has embraced him, and that’s going to be good moving forward.” New York Post

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