Monday , Dec , 22 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Al Harrington: Paul Pierce Is a Professional Talker

The last time the Knicks faced off against the Celtics a little more than a month ago, Al Harrington was 3,000 miles away and still living in the Golden State.

But just because Harrington wasn’t around for that Nov. 18 trash-talk fest doesn’t mean he isn’t keenly aware of how much chirping the Celtics – specifically Paul Pierce – like to do.

"Paul is a professional — talker," Harrington said yesterday after the Knicks practiced for tonight’s game against the Celtics at TD Banknorth Garden. "We live next to each other in Vegas, so we hang out a lot. I know what Paul is going to bring with that mouth, so it should be a fun game.",0,4400227.story