Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Other 2008 Boston Celtics Champs Really Hate Ray Allen

Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck (holding trophy) celebrates after team defeats the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 17, 2008, at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Kevin Garnett’s Area 21 on TNT might be the best talk show that doesn’t include DJ Akademiks and Joe Budden. On Monday the Big Ticket hosted members of the 2008 title-winning Boston Celtics, including Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Kendrick Perkins, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo. Ray Allen wasn’t invited, and that’s because, like a bitter ex who still talks about a relationship that ended years ago, the former Celtics are still mad that Allen left the team in 2012 to join the Miami Heat. They’re so bitter that Allen isn’t even invited to the celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the championship.

According to Sporting News, each player took turns explaining why he is still upset with Allen almost 10 years after their breakup.


“I thought we formed a brotherhood here in Boston,” Pierce, who wore sunglasses inside, said. “Not only how we carried ourself on the court, but off the court. And I just figure, if it was me leaving, or KG leaving, I would have been like, ‘Rondo, Perk, Baby, this is what I’ve been thinking about.’ That’s what I was hurt about, when Ray didn’t just at least give us a heads-up about it.”

Rondo, who was reportedly planning a beach getaway to celebrate the championship anniversary, didn’t have much to say about Allen’s departure, but Perkins and Davis echoed Pierce’s sentiment.

All of the men, who are grown and big mad, believe that Allen should come to them if he wants to make things right, but something tells me that Allen doesn’t give a shit.

Read more at Sporting News.

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