The “big three” Boston Celtics went on to win a NBA Championship and have a great run together. Paul Pierce wanted to leave before realizing the help he would get. Boston didn’t win the draft lottery and Pierce expected to be traded for young assets. The superstar revealed he wanted to be dealt to the Dallas Mavericks in forming a new dynamic duo with Dirk Nowitzki.
Boston then made the shocking moves to trade for both Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett. The rest is history with the trio being beloved by the fan base. Pierce went on to become one of the most popular Celtics in franchise history.