Kevin Garnett Would Have Retired if Traded Without Paul Pierce

by September 05, 2013

Future Hall of Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce have been close since they were teenagers. So, it stands to reason that they wanted to continue their basketball partnership once the Boston Celtics decided to blow up their team. KG tells Sina Sports in China that he would’ve chosen retirement had he been traded alone to the Brooklyn Nets. Via Celtics Life’s very rough translation: “Moderator: ‘Can you say if the transaction object is only you, no Pierce, you would choose to reject it?’ Garnett: ‘I would refuse, if I was traded away, I would choose to retire, without a doubt, I would choose to retire.'”