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KG stared down, ignored ex-Celtic Allen

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08:01 AM ET 10.31 | In the sidebar story that was Ray Allen vs. Boston in the season opener, Allen always seemed a bit more conciliatory. [On Tuesday, all Allen] wanted was a little friendly attention from his former teammate, but Kevin Garnett would have none of it, staring down his former friend. Needless to say, the Boston Celtics aren't taking Allen's decision to sign with the Miami Heat in stride. Fate would have it that Allen played his former teammates in his first official game with the Heat. When Allen checked in with 2:45 left in the first quarter, most within the Boston organization played nice with Allen, except Garnett. Allen patted Garnett on the shoulder and the Celtics' center responded with nothing but a menacing glare.

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October 31, 2012  08:03 AM ET

Classic!
New respect for Garnett, he's old school.

October 31, 2012  08:15 AM ET

I'm a Celtic fan. I look at Pierce who survived the Pitino years and Rondo as true Celtics. Garnett and Allan were just hired guns that came together for a title. I doubt than Garnett will even finish his career with Boston. Kev thanks for the title but you'll never be considered a true Celtic like Russel, Havlicek, Bird, Cousy, J.C. Jones, ect so keep your mouth shut and keep bullying bench players.

October 31, 2012  08:17 AM ET

I like Ray, but it was his decision to sever ties with his old team.

October 31, 2012  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'm a Celtic fan. I look at Pierce who survived the Pitino years and Rondo as true Celtics. Garnett and Allan were just hired guns that came together for a title. I doubt than Garnett will even finish his career with Boston. Kev thanks for the title but you'll never be considered a true Celtic like Russel, Havlicek, Bird, Cousy, J.C. Jones, ect so keep your mouth shut and keep bullying bench players.

They are all hired guns. Few players now stay with their original team.

October 31, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Not a very classy move by KG. Doc didn't act that way. Nor did Pierce. Glad Ray took the high road last night.

P.S. Allen sure looked like he has a good amount left in the tank last night. And he is certainly still a better player than Jason Terry.

October 31, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Okay, KG. We all get it... you are not happy with Ray Allen.

Now move on.

October 31, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Glad that game is over and now we don't have Ray Allen/KG/Doc Rivers threads every day

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October 31, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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Allen throw away what he built in Boston by joining the enemy. What's worse is that he took half to play for the Heatles and to come off the bench.

He took less money to play for a better team. Some people would say that is smart/the right thing to do.

Also, he would have been coming off the bench in Boston, as well. Better to back up D Wade than Courtney Lee/Avery Bradley.

October 31, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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He took less money to play for a better team. Some people would say that is smart/the right thing to do.Also, he would have been coming off the bench in Boston, as well. Better to back up D Wade than Courtney Lee/Avery Bradley.

Celtics wouldn't of traded for Lee if they Ray had stayed. And Bradley is hurt. Ray would of started.

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October 31, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Ray drama aside, Jeff Green ONCE AGAIN showed that he's a flop shop.

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October 31, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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Celtics wouldn't of traded for Lee if they Ray had stayed. And Bradley is hurt. Ray would of started.

Ok. So he would have started till Bradley got back. Doc would rather start Bradley. He has made that clear. Boston has four SGs right now. So they didn't want him to start anymore and his minutes and shots were going to be cut. Why stay?

October 31, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Really classy move there, KG. Why blame Allen for what he did? You could have stayed in Minnesota and help that franchise build into a winner, but you weren't exactly loyal to them, either. You got your ring with the Cs, and your team isn't getting any younger. Allen has an opportunity to go out a winner, and he was a free agent. Plus, didn't the C's try to trade him several times? Get over it, KG, and move on. Ray has.

 
October 31, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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Ok. So he would have started till Bradley got back. Doc would rather start Bradley. He has made that clear. Boston has four SGs right now. So they didn't want him to start anymore and his minutes and shots were going to be cut. Why stay?

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