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Payton trade lauded by Pierce and Rivers

By Shira Springer
Globe Staff / August 8, 2004

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Paul Pierce placed a couple of phone calls to Gary Payton yesterday, hoping to offer the nine-time All-Star an unofficial welcome to the Celtics. The Boston captain later learned Payton had embarked upon a weeklong Disney cruise with his family and would be hard to reach. But the news did not diminish Pierce's enthusiasm for the trade that sent Payton, ... (Full Article: 807 Words)

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