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Enemy Chatter: KG doesn’t need to be talking to our team anyway

Chuck - Red's Army October 1, 2012 Enemy Chatter, Ray Allen 23 Comments

We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics.  Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Miami.

Last week, KG made headlines for his comment about “not having Ray Allen’s number anymore.” Naturally, the media sought Ray’s reaction to KG’s comment.

“That’s a shame,” Allen said. “I’m a good person to talk to on the phone. … I’ve been in weird trade situations the last few years. You always felt you had one foot in and one foot out, so I can’t worry about it.”

“I don’t know how many miles apart we are, sometimes the translation gets messed up,” Allen said. “We’re friends regardless of what happens. He’s got to do what he’s got to do up in Boston.”

Allen’s new teammates, of course, were offering support.

“(Garnett) doesn’t need to be talking to our team anyway, so it’s all good,” Dwyane Wade said. “(Allen) doesn’t look too bad in a Heat uniform. At first it was weird but now I’m getting used to it.”

This verbal pissing match is going to last all season… and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it.

Ray also wants us to know he was in a lot of pain during training camp in 2007:

“When we assembled together [in Boston] and went through training camp, I was in pain all the time,” Allen said. “But I never said anything about it. They didn’t really know what I dealt with surgerywise. Here, they know a little bit more of it.”

Not surprised. There isn’t a team in the league that embellishes injury more than the Heat.

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  • ddS

    @hoopshype
    “Every time a Celtic player dismisses Ray Allen’s role in Boston, his decision to leave for Miami looks better”

    -Tweet from Hoopshype

    It’s so true everytime a celtic or this blog or Celtics beat writers diss ray. It only makes his decision to leave look better. GET OVER IT ALREADY!!!

    • Js Taylor

      @DDS Crickets…

    • Celticsfanatic

      LOL, maybe if the MEDIA would shut up about and stop asking questions we would too. We’re not initiating anything… but this team isn’t going to sit there and take a beating from the Heat groupies aka the media when they bring it up in interviews.

  • Chuck – Red’s Army

    That’s silly. He started it!

  • Js Taylor

    That’s the sympahty effect Ray Allen has over the media. The media is fooled by his nice guy act. Honestly I’m sick of hearing about Ray.

    • Chulinho

      I actually agree with this. Guys like KG and Rondo are ridiculed because of their demeanor, but at least they’re honest about it. We know how they are in the locker room, off court, etc. It seems like we didn’t really know all of who Ray was.

  • Js Taylor

    That’s the sympathy effect Ray Allen has over the media. The media is fooled by his nice guy act. Honestly I’m sick of hearing about Ray.

  • Rob

    That picture describes the end of Jewdus shuttlesworth’s career. He’ll be stuck in the big three’s shadow and will eventually be shut out because of his less than mediocre play

    • Celticsfanatic

      Classic anti Semitic ass clown.

      • Rob

        It was a crack about Ray, not Jews. Why don’t you relax for a second and stop playing the victim.

  • paul

    Ray’s trying to talk his way out of being the goat.

  • Chuck C

    Well, that quote from Ray settles it- He left because of the near-trade fiasco with Danny Ainge. Not Rondo, not Garnett, not Doc, not Avery. That’s why he turned down higher money to come off the bench for Miami. Pat Riley knew just what to say. Something like, “I won’t be including you in trade talks.” I’m not argue with people who think he should have been alright with it, but there’s your definitive statement.

    • Chulinho

      But, Danny offered “that guy” a bigger contract with a no-trade clause….

      And, by Rondo’s confession a couple of weeks back, he and Ray didn’t get along.

      Who signs with their former team’s most hated inter-conference rival for less money and an even lesser role because of a botched trade? That’s really petty because the NBA is a business, and a smart businessman does not take less money and less security unless something really personal is happening between he and his partner(s) or has happened between them.

      Personally, I wish people would stop talking about it. It’s in the past. He’s not coming back, and as of right now, I don’t think Boston wants him back.

      Let’s just focus on this season please.

      • sev

        I agree. Yes if you took that quote to be the truth, the MAIN reason he left was because of the trade talks, but I don’t believe he’s being honest. All the evidence posted above, as well as some other points(legacy in Boston, won’t get much credit in Miami as they won without him), basically force people to believe it was more a personal move than a business move. If he was willing to sign for that price I’m sure there were other contenders that he could have chose instead of trying to stick it to his team and indirectly(maybe) the fans.

        • Chulinho

          I agree, that’s also true. If he wanted to continue to win for that price, he could have stayed in Boston, or, like you mentioned, joined another contender.

      • Chuck C

        It was reported that Danny offered Ray a no trade clause. It was probably too late by then. I don’t think Ray trusted Dany Ainge anymore.

  • nyceltic

    So are they the “big 4″ now? I’ve seen several pictures lately that make it look that way.

  • apsotnip

    I wonder why Chalmers, the “best point guard in the league”, was left out of that picture?

    • Chulinho

      LMAO!!!!

  • JR99

    From time to time, the subject of Ray Allen comes up for whatever reason…. which always turns out to be that the media brought it up in some way. When this happens, we react.

    Those of us who understand exactly what happened, and how crazy Ray was during and after his departure (he said afterwards that he “loves” Boston, will always consider it “home”…. if that’s not insane, I don’t know what is), respond by stating the truth: We simply despise the guy, we’re glad he’s gone, and we hope he continues his downward trajectory in Miami (or worse).

    Then there is always the set that says “Get over it already” or “Move on” yada yada yada. All I wanna point out is that we HAVE ‘gotten over it already,’ we are moving on. That is not the same thing as not responding at all to reports about Ray Allen. Respond we will, even if only to spew disgust his way. But is it important? Does he matter in any but the most tangential way to us? Certainly not.

    So please stop telling us to “get over it.” It’s done. Personally, I got over it the instant it happened. Doesn’t mean I don’t despise the guy. I do. Moving on now…..

  • Chris

    Done with it. I wish him well when he plays everyone else but can’t wait to see him unable to get a shot off on Lee and Bradley. Hopefully for the guy, he doesn’t break down like he did this year. But if so, no one will remember him as playing for the Heat.

  • CPUFC

    That photo of Judas in his Heat jersey makes me want to vomit. Biggest traitor in the league. Couldnt beat em so he joined em. Damn coward. Must of had nightmares of getting violated by Wade. LETS GO CELTICS…

  • dwade

    the Heat’s big four really looks good! 81-1 Heat will go for the Bulls record!!! hahaha