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Ray Allen won a title with Garnett and Pierce in Boston in 2008. But when he went down the Celtics bench before his first game with the Heat against them last season, Garnett famously refused to shake hands or even look at him.
“No,” Allen says when asked if he’s talked with Garnett over the last two years.
Has he tried?
“No, no,” he says.
Allen seems to think how this sounds, because he is a basketball gentleman in the way Garnett is only a basketball warrior. “When I came here, everyone welcomed me immediately as part of the team, as one of their brothers,” he said. “That’s been my only focus since.”
So much for time healing all wounds. Maybe these two will shake hands in 2018 when the organization honors the 10th anniversary of their 2008 championship.
It wasn’t my intent to focus on Ray Allen the past two days, but such is life when you’re a blogger without a team in the playoffs.
In other news, Danny Ainge finished 7th in Executive of the Year voting. He actually received one 1st place vote. Someone really loved the Pierce and Garnett trade, the hiring of Brad Stevens and/or the signing of Vitor Faverani.
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