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Ex-Celtic Allen: Disconnect hurts

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08:10 AM ET 10.29 | Ray Allen has fled from Boston, taking a well-documented set of complaints -- and a few possibly fractured relationships -- with him. [Kevin Garnett] said he no longer has Allen's number. It might be worth watching Garnett's first pick on Allen. The C's center has that sinister way of sticking a hip into opponents he doesn't care about, let alone a teammate who left to play for a hated rival. ... "He probably doesn't have my number anymore," Allen said after a brief hesitation. "That doesn't make me think negatively of him. No matter what someone says, it doesn't change what we did in five years. That's why the disconnect hurts. But I was 30 minutes into being in Memphis last year. There were so many times I was on the trade block, it was unbelievable."

Boston Herald

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October 29, 2012  08:43 AM ET

I see Ray's point of him not being treated like family. It must hurt given how much he sacrificed and the bond he formed with Pierce and KG. Unfortunately management saw it differently as it became clear it was expandable.

So when management wanted to bring him back he stuck it them and bolted to play for the rival. Ray needs to understand what comes with that.

They way Celts approach the game unless y're teammate ur enemy... so what's the beef Ray? I don't think they should be friends until their careers are over.

But Ray's constant crying for attention tells me Bron, Wade and Bosh have not accepted him into their friendship. And I don't fault Miami's big three... Ray's too old for them.

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October 29, 2012  08:57 AM ET

This has been played out to long

October 29, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Ray, I love you as a player, as a person, and as a dad.

But right now I have only this to tell you. S T F U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 29, 2012  09:16 AM ET

The Boston Hearld doing a little 'National Enquirer' schtick?

October 29, 2012  09:17 AM ET

I like Ray, but he sure sounds like one hell of an insecure individual.

October 29, 2012  09:24 AM ET

I don't have all of this newfound dislike for Ray, I think the Celtics management, Danny Boy in particular, pointed in the direction they were going and for the most part, it didn't include Ray. Funny how no one heard Paul or KG supporting Ray or disapproving of Doc's change of direction in the backcourt(Bradley), now all of a sudden KG's mad and Ray's no longer his friend. If you ask me that's kinda two faced, kinda sorta like his new snarling disposition after winning his only championship. Most the posters on this site act like they don't have feelings and that Ray's wrong so they say he's crying and for him to shut up. Its kinda easy to have all of this Macho Computer Hiding Bravado to be liked by one another while doing it. I see that as being fraudulent as well. Apple is never trying to be liked by anyone on this site, it's not my style if I have to sacrifice brute honesty in order to appease another poster on this site. Ray's has expressed his discomfort with guys he thought was his friends, Paul & KG. He thought they built something special in winning that ring together. Unlike others, my memory serves me correct and I say this much "Ray was more instrumental in winning that title than Rondo and they would not have won title if it wasn't for Ray's complete dedication, professionalism, and commitment all season long that season. He easily represented 25-30% of the production of that title. Look, I could more easily understand if KG or Paul had said "during the rest of my career during the Regular and playoffs we are enemies on the court, our friendship otherwise is in tact". Nah, these outside of baskeball guys, are characterless. Absolutely shows the true nature of these so called Macho individual. It also shows the characters of these characters championing this absurbity. Have you heard of a mirror? Look in it real hard wit that stupid look on ya dumb faces!

October 29, 2012  09:31 AM ET

A Call Is The Next Best Thing To Being There, Bro.

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October 29, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I see Ray's point of him not being treated like family. It must hurt given how much he sacrificed and the bond he formed with Pierce and KG. Unfortunately management saw it differently as it became clear it was expandable. So when management wanted to bring him back he stuck it them and bolted to play for the rival. Ray needs to understand what comes with that. They way Celts approach the game unless y're teammate ur enemy... so what's the beef Ray? I don't think they should be friends until their careers are over. But Ray's constant crying for attention tells me Bron, Wade and Bosh have not accepted him into their friendship. And I don't fault Miami's big three... Ray's too old for them.

Ray's constant crying?

For the record, Ray has been asked constantly since coming here about the split...he has declined.

This article is referring to comments made once and only once by him.

Ray Allen has not gone to battle with LeBron, Wade and Bosh just yet. Once this team gets about 30 solid games under their belt, the bond and relationship will be there.

Ray only needs to do one thing : hit 3's.

If Ray hits those shots at a high %, Miami will be just fine.

Barring injury, there is no team in the East that will beat Miami.

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October 29, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I don't have all of this newfound dislike for Ray, I think the Celtics management, Danny Boy in particular, pointed in the direction they were going and for the most part, it didn't include Ray. Funny how no one heard Paul or KG supporting Ray or disapproving of Doc's change of direction in the backcourt(Bradley), now all of a sudden KG's mad and Ray's no longer his friend. If you ask me that's kinda two faced, kinda sorta like his new snarling disposition after winning his only championship. Most the posters on this site act like they don't have feelings and that Ray's wrong so they say he's crying and for him to shut up. Its kinda easy to have all of this Macho Computer Hiding Bravado to be liked by one another while doing it. I see that as being fraudulent as well. Apple is never trying to be liked by anyone on this site, it's not my style if I have to sacrifice brute honesty in order to appease another poster on this site. Ray's has expressed his discomfort with guys he thought was his friends, Paul & KG. He thought they built something special in winning that ring together. Unlike others, my memory serves me correct and I say this much "Ray was more instrumental in winning that title than Rondo and they would not have won title if it wasn't for Ray's complete dedication, professionalism, and commitment all season long that season. He easily represented 25-30% of the production of that title. Look, I could more easily understand if KG or Paul had said "during the rest of my career during the Regular and playoffs we are enemies on the court, our friendship otherwise is in tact". Nah, these outside of baskeball guys, are characterless. Absolutely shows the true nature of these so called Macho individual. It also shows the characters of these characters championing this absurbity. Have you heard of a mirror? Look in it real hard wit that stupid look on ya dumb faces!

Not often do I agree with you so completely.

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October 29, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Not often do I agree with you so completely.

Except,of course, for your unwarranted attack on imaginary foes (as if everyone is always against you).

October 29, 2012  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

me-bron and ru-bosh are gonna find out this year what it's like to carry this team more so now.... Mike Miller misses a ton of games a year, due to his age.... Benedict Ray will miss upwards to 15+ games for the very same reasons. Dwade is literally breaking down every game he plays. He played hard and a lot early on his career and he's paying for that now.... For Miami to repeat, the stars will have to align. Their 3 main guys are all in their 10th yr. Couple nagging injuries and father-time, that'll be their tough foe. In '08 when we won, we were very very lucky.

But somehow 5 years later you don't have any age-related concerns. LOL

October 29, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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Apple.... This stuff thats going on w/ Boston and Benedict Ray, it's normal. Once a player leaves and goes to a rival, drama ensues.... Especially if a player was an integral part of a recent championship. Benedict Ray's feeling are hurt b/c his role was going to change if he had stayed. He took half the money offered. THEN he took the same role that he denied w/ Boston. THEN afterwards, while he's on his new team he keeps talking about it. 3 strikes. Apple, Benedict Ray is going to be 38 yrs old, if you had been watching the last 2 yrs, his skillz have diminished. That's what happens, you are then moved to a role that is for the betterment of the team. Boston is known for it's Defense prowess, and quite frankly Benedict Ray hasn't been that great at his position. He could no longer create his own shot. He essentially is a "catch and Shoot" type player now. Benedict Ray became a liability. So, Doc wanted to use Ray where the team could benefit. Not what benefits Rays numbers.... Big, big difference. And as far as these threads, they're posted for a reason. Non of these Benedict Ray threads wouldve been posted if he had just kept his head down, went to his new team and concentrated on his new team....

You are correct about everything you've said except the part he needs to keep his head down, don't buy it at all. Look I've been watchin C's baskeball since the days of Cowens, Jo Jo, Hondo, Nelson and Charlie Scott. I'm abreast of the Celtic way, funny though, I didn't exactly here any of the guys aforementioned disfriend Paul Westphaul when he was traded to Suns. No the respected friendship and as far as I know, they are still friends. I also don't recall Bird or Mchale speaking subversively of the Cheif when he won a title wit the Bulls. KG & Paul are classless in that respect, plain and simple.

You call it how you want. I call as it is. Anyways my Knicks are fine and until I see differently, I won't post otherwise.

October 29, 2012  10:13 AM ET

You made your choice so get over it.

 
October 29, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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Get over it! You've made your bed already and you've fired the first shot by picking Miami. You've erased that relationship you built! It's done and over and now you have to make a new legacy for a hated team.

'Zactly.

Stop whining. You hitched your ring dreams on 'Bron's coattails, now quiet up and play ball.

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