|Posted by shawn cassidy on August 6, 2012 at 12:55 AM|
I guess never say never is to cliche. Pierce sat down for an interview over the weekend, and spoke about testing free agency.
"I think I am going to play this one out," he told the Globe. "I want to see what it feels like to be a free agent for once in my life. I think I am going to play this one out. A lot can change in two years. My body [may not] be where I want it to be, I could retire, a lot of things could happen. I love the game. I made as much money as I possibly can. It's about winning a championship and if I feel like it's the right thing to do, maybe so [come back]. If I solidify my third year, maybe they opt out, so it's about keeping your options open."
I understand that he said this, and maybe it wasn't the best thing to say, or hear from are stand point. But it was said. Pierce has come to far in green, to just walk away, and pack up. His legacy is almost compete in Boston, and hell he even spoke about retiring not so long ago. But it's hard to say how things can work out. Look at Karl Malone who spent almost two decades in Utah. In his final NBA season, he signed in LA for a crack at a title. Stockton did retire, and Malone would have never had moved on without him.
I think Pierce's Stockton is Doc. With Doc staying in Boston. I just can't see Pierce playing for anyone else again. Both have an amazing connection with one another. I just can't see Pierce leaving. Maybe it's just denial.