(Left to right) Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen posed for an official photograph. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
A few tidbits from this afternoon's session:
The theme during an interview with the Big Three was numerous variations on the question, "How do you guys stay hungry now that you've won it all?"
Ray Allen said nothing had changed in his preparation (of course), but the best answer may have come from Kevin Garnett.
"We're eager," said Garnett. "When you taste something one time, you want to taste it again."
"It's really up to him," said Pierce. "P.J. retired last year (before joining the Celtics), and we had to beg him to come back. He accomplished his goal last year."
However, Allen said he wouldn't rule out Brown making a decision to join the Celtics midway through the season for another postseason run.
"We were on the cover of every magazine last year, before we had even done anything. And I hated that. The pressure [this season] is no different to me. It's a good pressure. It's the pressure you probably want."
"I hated to disappoint people [who he saw over the summer], because I'll probably never see them again," said Allen. "But I don't have it."