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CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 11: Teammates Paul Pierce #34 and Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics react after a basket against the Charlotte Bobcats during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on February 11, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce’s relationship goes all the way back to their youth days when they played AAU together in Inglewood, Calif. That bond blossomed into being NBA teammates, and now Hall of Fame inductees.

Pierce is a member of the upcoming Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2021 and will be presented by Garnett during the enshrinement ceremony, according to ESPN’s Marc Spears.

Pierce and Garnett are most known for winning the 2008 NBA title. They also helped Boston get to the Finals in 2010 and the Eastern Conference Finals in 2012.

“Kevin Garnett and I were meant to be together,” Pierce said during a 2018 interview with ABC.

The pairing stayed together after their Boston days, when they were both traded to Brooklyn. In total, they shared the court for seven seasons.

Pierce spent 15 seasons in Boston, being named an All-Star 10 times. He is a Celtics all-time great, ranking top-5 in team history in games played, points, assists, steals, and three-pointers.

There will be two other former Celtics involved in the upcoming enshrinement. Boston legend Bill Russell, who is already in the Hall of Fame as a player, will be inducted as a coach. Plus, sharp shooter Ray Allen will present his former Heat teammate Chris Bosh.

The Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 11 in Springfield.

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