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NEW YORK -- Paul Pierce stared straight ahead, an occasional smile or laugh interrupting the otherwise distant look on his face. Authentic Ravens Jerseys . Now a Net, its clear hes still getting over not being a Celtic. "Its tough when youve been in a situation like me for 15 years," Pierce said. But hes getting used to it, and he and Kevin Garnett are ready to make the most of their new surroundings. Traded from Boston to Brooklyn, the duo was introduced along with Jason Terry on Thursday at a news conference at Barclays Center, their new home. Pierce said it was difficult to leave the city where hed spent his entire career. He appeared dazed at times while listening to questions and answers, even having to ask for one to be repeated while trying to fight his way out of a fog. "You saw the trade and its like, OK, theres a trade. But for me to actually be here now, looking for a place to live, being in this arena, trying to get to know my way around the city, its really starting to sink in now that its become real," Pierce said. "Im no longer a Boston Celtic, Im a Brooklyn Net and thats what it is right now," he continued. "Its a business. At some point we all have to move on and Im here to try to create some kind of legacy here in Brooklyn." The crowd applauded, appearing more excited about having Pierce in Brooklyn than he was about being here. Thats understandable given his history in Boston, where he is the Celtics No. 2 career scorer and was the NBA Finals MVP when they won the last of their NBA-high 17 championships. "Hell yeah, hes been with Boston his whole life," Garnett said. "Youve been in a system, been in a city, especially its the Celtics. Yeah, its very difficult." But Pierce realized it would be coming, saying he thought "the writing was on the wall" in June when the Celtics negotiated a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers to let coach Doc Rivers out of his contract in Boston. "Its sinking in and Im liking what I feel right now," Pierce said, adding he got a jolt when he saw his new white-and-black uniform in the locker room. The Celtics and Nets agreed to the blockbuster trade on draft night and it became official last week. Garnett waved a no-trade clause to accept the deal -- after some urging from Pierce during a lengthy phone call -- and while saying it was "unfortunate" they had to move on, he seemed to have a little easier time embracing it, greeting the audience with "Whats up, Brooklyn!" before his first remarks. "I dont know anyone that loves change, but change has to happen for things to (get) better," he said. The three newcomers were joined on the podium by general manager Billy King and first-year coach Jason Kidd, who at 40 is a longtime rival, a former teammate of Terrys and just a few years older than his new players. And they got a visit at the end from Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who made a late decision to attend the news conference and meet the players whose salaries helped the teams payroll soar so high that the club will pay about $80 million in luxury tax next season. "I think theyre still counting money in the back office, but frankly speaking, I just hope the check doesnt bounce," Prokhorov joked. The Russian billionaire has said his goal was to win a championship within five years of buying the team in 2010. Including the signing of Andrei Kirilenko this summer, Brooklyn has now gotten into position to contend. "For me, its not the way to wait 10, 15 years for results," Prokhorov said. With Pierce and Garnett joining the trio of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and All-Star centre Brook Lopez, the Nets will have one of the NBAs most potent lineups. But they will have to win soon, as Pierce will be 36 by opening night and Garnett is 37 -- though his refusal to answer to question about how much he has left showed he believes the answer is plenty. The Celtics won a title in the first year that Garnett and Pierce were together, and they believe the Nets have the talent to compete for one this season. "This is like mirror images," Garnett said. "You see the talent thats already here, you see us coming into it, now its about how well we gel." It will be strange trying to do it in jerseys that dont have any green. Garnetts even has an unfamiliar number, now in No. 2 in honour of his friend and former Minnesota teammate, the late Malik Sealy. Pierce always envisioned them playing together, but not anywhere else. He figured when he signed his last contract that he would retire a Celtic, and felt even more certain after Garnett later re-signed. "I thought we were going to be linked together pretty much the rest of our careers in Boston," Pierce said. "As you can see we are pretty much linked together, but just not in Boston anymore."Wholesale Ravens Jerseys . The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U. Womens Ravens Jerseys . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. . PETERSBURG, Fla. FC Dallas has spent the majority of the 2016 campaign atop MLS the league, winning the Supporters Shield for the leagues best record on the final day of the regular season and capturing the US Open Cup that signifies the best soccer team -- regardless of level -- in the United States.But FC Dallas will have to pull off a miracle on Sunday when it hosts the Seattle Sounders FC at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas in the second leg of the Western Conference semifinals to make sure 2016 is not defined by eight minutes of the second half of its 3-0 loss to Seattle on Oct. 30.After a scoreless first half at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, the Sounders FC netted three goals in the first 13 minutes after intermission. Forward Nelson Valdez began the deluge in the 50th minute before Nicola Lodeiro put away the game, and likely the series, with goals in the 55th and 58th minute. FC Dallas never responded.The conference semifinals are held over two legs, with aggregate goals determining which team moves forward. In the event that both teams score an equal number of goals over the course of the two matches, the team with the greater number of road goals for the series advances.Should the series be tied for both total goals and away goals, the teams play two 15-minute periods of extra time at the conclusion of the second leg in which away goals do not count. This is followed by penalty kicks, if necessary, to determine the winner.Seattle will advance to the conference semifinal (against either Colorado or Los Angeles) unless FC Dallas scores at least three times and keeps the Sounders FC without a goal. Should the Sounders get just one goal in regulation time, Dallas will need to score five to advance.I have to kkeep the optimism for the group that has overcome (adversity) during the year, Dallas coach Oscar Pareja said. Black Friday Ravens Jerseys. Well keep fighting. This team has shown during the year that we can overcome difficult situations. Why not this one, as well?FC Dallas has to score once before it can score thrice; it hasnt found the net in its past two matches since the season-ending injury to Mauro Diaz, its top playmaker.What FC Dallas is attempting has never been achieved in league history.If you think about it like you need to score three goals right away, or four goals right away its just overwhelming, Dallas forward/midfielder Tesho Akindele said. If you look at what happened over there, the game was solid for everything but 10 minutes and they scored three goals. The same thing could happen here. If its the 80th minute and its still 0-0, well still believe.Seattle has been one of the hottest teams in MLS over the second half of the season, going 8-2-4 since Brian Schmetzer was promoted to interim coach on July 26. On Wednesday, the interim tag was lifted as the Sounders FC named Schmetzer the teams second-ever head coach.The Sounders organization and the culture of our club has been a big part of my adult life, Schmetzer said. For our players, this is their team, and they have responded by taking complete ownership of the season and driving us into the playoffs. Our work isnt finished yet.My goal is to make sure we can all enjoy this ride a little longer deep into the postseason, Schmetzer added. We are ready to play -- the guys are ready to get out of here and get a game. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '