Larry Bird pleads for Boston Celtics legend to return

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Last night Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird laid out a little bit of "the truth."

Speaking to the Boston Herald, Bird sent out a message to another heralded son of the Celtics, Paul Pierce.

The 57-year old told the paper that he sincerely hopes the Brooklyn Nets man returns home to TD Garden and finishes off his career where he began it, with the adulation and love of the Celtics faithful.

“My thing is you would always like to see Paul finish up there, and maybe he will,” Bird said.

“But it’s tough. These decisions today are more scrutinized than they ever were. But you just hate to see a guy spend his whole career there and win a championship and then see him have to leave.

“But Danny knows what he’s doing. And maybe Paul can circle back around and finish up there.”

Pierce became an NBA Champion and was crowned Finals MVP during his time at the Celtics, as well as being named to the All-Star game a mammoth 10 times.

But last summer his time at Boston was cut down as the Celtics and Nets worked out a monster trade that saw Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry move to Brooklyn with Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Kris Joseph, MarShon Brooks, and Keith Bogans going the other way along with a host of draft picks.

Pierce has said before that he would be open to a move back to Boston, but it is seemingly the Indiana Pacers GM who wants the deal to happen more.

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