Ray Allen came under fire from his Boston teammates Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce when he left the Celtics as a free agent to chase more championships on the Miami Heat.
This past summer Garnett, Pierce, and Doc Rivers left the Celtics as the team was beginning a true rebuilding phase. KG and The Truth went to Brooklyn, and while they were traded, Garnett had a no-trade clause so he was able to choose to leave Beat Town. Rivers as well made it clear to management that he didn't want to be part of a true rebuilding process and was looking to join a contender.
Playing his former team, with whom he won a championship with in 2008, on Friday, Ray Allen said that although Garnett and Pierce have left the Celtics now too they still have yet to reach out to Ray.
“They haven’t spoken to me,” Allen said before last night’s game against what remained of his former team. Allen played 24 minutes and had five points with three assists as the Celtics stunned the defending champion Heat, 111-110. [...]
“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.”
Recently, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade came to their teammate's defense and called out Garnett and Pierce for being hypocritical by bashing Allen and then bolting Boston themselves.