Larry Bird praises Pierce, Garnett

Updated: July 9, 2013, 1:13 PM ET
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Larry Bird understands why the Boston Celtics chose to trade away Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, essentially ending one of the most successful eras in franchise history.

But Bird believes that the aging stars will be more than productive with the Brooklyn Nets.

"I think they've both been pretty healthy throughout their careers," Bird said Monday while speaking to reporters following the Indiana Pacers' Orlando Summer League game. "They haven't had the major, major injuries ...

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