Kevin Garnett On Why They Didn’t Invite Ray Allen To Celtics Reunion

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Kevin Garnett On Why They Didn’t Invite Ray Allen To Celtics Reunion


A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett are planning and hosting a vacation to celebrate the Boston Celtics’ 2008 Championship. But, Ray Allen isn’t supposed to be part of the party, simply because he isn’t invited.

Rondo said:


“I don’t know a good analogy to put this in. It just wasn’t the greatest separation. It wasn’t the greatest thing that could’ve happened to us as a team, a bond. We were at war with those guys. To go with the enemy, that’s unheard of in sports. Well, it’s not so unheard of. It’s damn near common now.

The mindset we had. The guys on our team. You wouldn’t do anything like that. It makes you question that series in the Finals … Who were you for? You didn’t bleed green. People think we had a messed-up relationship. It’s not the greatest. But it’s not just me. I called and reached out to a couple of other vets and asked them what they wanted to do with the situation. They told me to stick with what we got.”


Last night, a big part of Boston’s champioship team was on Kevin Garnett’s show ‘Area 21’.

Former Celtics captain Paul Pierce as well as Rajon Rondo, Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis, and Kendrick Perkins sat down to talk ball with Kevin Garnett.

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce then explained why Ray Allen was not included in the reunion.

When Ray Allen left the Celtics to join their rivals, the Miami Heat, he didn’t let his teammates know personally. Garnett and Pierce still are dissapointed by that and haven’t spoken to Allen ever sine.

Garnett said:


“People don’t understand that this is real life for us. The situation with Ray is very sensitive. I think when we all talked about doing this reunion tour, we was talking about guys that we consider loyal, part of this group. Just being honest — my two cent, man. When Ray decided to go to the Heat, I felt like he moved on. He went to pursue another ring. He got another ring — shout to him. And that’s it.”


Pierce added:


“I was initially hurt by the whole way everything went down. Like, I don’t have no beef with none of my teammates. I was just hurt on how it went down. We all came together, we talked about it. We talked everyday. We hung out all the time and then, when it was time for free agency — and to each his own — but I thought we formed a brotherhood here in Boston. That’s what I was hurt about when Ray didn’t at least give us a heads up about it.”


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