After former teammate Ray Allen left this season to join the Miami Heat, Garnett was less than pleased. That might actually be putting it lightly.
At Boston Celtics Media Day, Garnett told the Boston Globe: "I don't have Ray's number anymore. I'm not trying to communicate. I'm just being honest."
Whew. Those are some pretty harsh words from a guy that won his first NBA title in 2008 with Allen as one of his wing men.
The other third of the "Big 3," Paul Pierce, was not nearly as direct in his question-and-answer session at Media Day, but he did admit to being extremely surprised that Allen chose to leave Boston.
Via USAToday.com, "I was very surprised by Ray's decision," Pierce told The Globe. "I thought we would finish our careers together. He's a grownup, he has to make a decision that's best for his family."
Allen may not have had a definite role on the Celtics this season, especially after Jason Terry was brought in as the team's primary sharpshooter.
Rajon Rondo's emergence as a top-performer in the NBA was likely another factor in Allen's decision, as his role with the team would likely continue to diminish.
It'll be interesting to see if Allen and Garnett exchange pleasantries when the teams meet this season. When do they play, you ask?
Well, they play each other October 30, January 27, March 18 and April 12. Mark your calendars, folks.
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