LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade, both said that they thought Garnett and Pierce were hypocritical for calling out Ray Allen after he left Boston and then leaving the Celtics the next year themselves. Garnett responded by basically telling them to mind their own business, and now former Cs coach, Doc Rivers, stands up for his former players.
Rivers was the first to leave after he went to the Clippers, and says you can easily make a case about him leaving, but in regards to Pierce and Garnett, they were traded so it's completely different than when Allen left as a free agent.
"Paul and Kevin were traded," Rivers said on "The Dan LeBatard Show" on Wednesday. "They were traded. Paul was traded whether he wanted to be or not. Kevin was the only one who had to agree to be traded even though he had already been traded. He had to agree to the trade. That's completely different."