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Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce Still Haven’t Spoke To Ray Allen

In the 2012 off season Ray Allen left the Boston Celtics for the Miami Heat, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett felt that Ray had sold them out for a team and players they considered their rivals. KG, Pierce and Allen made up the first Big Three that captured the 2008 NBA Championship but when Allen left to join another Big Three in Miami, Pierce and KG were so upset that they never spoke to Allen again. In Allen’s first game back in Boston last season, Kevin Garnett refused to shake his hand and later stated that he doesn’t even have Ray Allen’s number.

Its been over a year since Allen left and he says that Pierce and Kevin Garnett still haven’t spoke to him!

As per sSportsWorldNews

“At this stage, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have made like the last Japanese soldiers on Iwo Jima, refusing to give up the war. That’s how the two former Celtics continue to regard their former teammate and current Heat guard, Ray Allen. ‘They haven’t spoken to me,’ Allen said before last night’s game against what remained of his former team. … Allen admittedly is hurt, because he doesn’t understand the difference between their trade out of Boston last summer and his decision to leave two years ago. Deep down, Allen believes Pierce and Garnett determined their own fate. ‘

For them to be so upset with me is disappointing because of how everything happened,’ Allen said. ‘That banner in 2008 is still going to be there, and we’re still going to be tied to it. Look, I have a feeling they were in the same predicament I was in this summer. Even with Doc (Rivers), he had to make a decision that was best for himself. I was in the same situation. I’m happy they were put into the same situation as I was. Anytime you get traded there’s no telling where you could end up. They’re in a situation now where they can contend. Kevin had to make that decision, and that was the predicament I was in.

Doc talked to me like I was still on his team,” he told The Herald. “I got heavily criticized by each one of them the minute I left. They were upset. But the writing was on the wall for us. Celtics management was saying, ‘Hey, we’re moving in a different direction.’ And each one of us had to make that choice. Where can we go to be successful and continue to play good basketball.”

Allen later added of Garnett and Pierce “you have to make the choices you feel are best for your situation. That’s why I was so disappointed in the reaction to me, because those guys know what it takes.”

This is pretty immature on KG and Paul’s fault.



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