While Boston fans have dubbed Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett "Celtics for life" in spite of the fact that they currently wear black and white jerseys, it appears as though rival teams feel the same way.
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra spoke with the media leading up to the Heat's 2nd round playoffs series with the Brooklyn Nets, and stated that Pierce and KG might be donning different colored jerseys, but there is still green underneath them:
Erik Spoelstra on Pierce & KG: "With us, those 2 guys may be wearing black and silver, but there's green underneath it somewhere." #Celtics
— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) May 6, 2014
Dwyane Wade also had some words to say about facing The Truth and The Big Ticket, but they didn't come out as nicely as the way his coach phrased them. When asked if Wade ever expected to face the duo in a playoffs series again, Wade admitted to thinking that the Heat had "buried them" in Boston.
From the Boston Globe:
The Heat guard admitted to thinking he would never have to face Pierce and Garnett again in the postseason yesterday as he held court with reporters in Miami.
"No," Wade responded when asked if he thought he would see Pierce and Garnett again. "We thought when we played them in Boston, we buried them."
Obviously there is no love lost between the Heat and the former Celtics. Or maybe Wade is bitter that the Heat were swept during the regular season by Paul and Kevin on their new team. But he should know by now that you can never count Pierce and KG out.
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