We ask a lot of the athletes in this town. We want them to perform, of course, but even more than that, we want them to care as much as we do.
Last night as the Celtics raised their 17th championship banner, Paul Pierce showed how much he cared. As John Havlicek presented him with the Lawrence O’Brien Trophy, tears were clearly visible in the Pierce’s eyes, and when he took the microphone to address the crowd, there was no doubt. The man was more than choked up. He was having his, “We love ya Cooz” moment.