Parish: End of Big Three 'a sad commentary'

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Parish: End of Big Three 'a sad commentary'

Robert Parish was a member of the Celtics' first Big Three. And he's wistful that the current Big Three's time in Boston appears to be over.

"If it is the end of the Big Three, that's going to be a sad commentary," the ex-Celtic great, who teamed with Larry Bird and Kevin McHale to anchor the great Boston teams of the 1980s, said of the possibility that Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen will no longer be together.

"They've done a great job of continuing the Celtic legacy in terms of winning tradition. And when that time does come with the Big Three is no longer together, I think everybody's going to be proud that they were able to witness what the Big Three was able to accomplish."

Isaiah Thomas: 'I didn't think Boston would be this cool when I came'

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Isaiah Thomas: 'I didn't think Boston would be this cool when I came'

Mike Gorman and Brian Scalabrine sit-down with Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas to talk about the high expectations for the season, the addition of Al Horford, and getting married this offseason.

Also, Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk about Thomas, including his very team friendly deal will ever become an issue.

Look for new podcast versions of our media day interviews in the coming days, plus videos and other content as the Celtics get ready for the season.

Pierce to play one more season with Clippers, then retire

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Pierce to play one more season with Clippers, then retire

It's official: Paul Pierce will play one more season -- but only one more season -- in the NBA.

The former Celtics star announced today in a video post on The Players Tribune site that he will return to the Clippers in 2016-17, then will retire at the end of the year.

"[I’ve] got one more ride left," said Pierce. "One more season. One more opportunity . . . With the Clippers, in the city where I grew up, I feel like I have that opportunity on a great team. We’re hungry. We want to win a championship."