Ray Allen harbors no ill feelings toward his former Boston Celtics teammates after their relationship took a turn when he left the team following the 2011-12 season.
In an interview with Complex's Russ Bengtson, Allen said they "were always brothers" during his five-year run with the Celtics:
"So much speculation has been made over the relationship, but we were always brothers, we won together, that's pretty much how it's always been for me," he said. "Obviously when I left to Miami, things went sour. And things were difficult my last year in Boston in the locker room, but I don't know how or why it started."
When Rondo was organizing a celebration last year for the 10-year anniversary of the Celtics' 2007-08 championship season, he said some members of the team didn't want Allen to be involved.
"I asked a couple of the guys. I got a no, a no head shake," Rondo told The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears. "... It just wasn't the greatest separation. It wasn't the greatest thing that could've happened to us as a team, a bond. We were at war with those guys [Miami]. To go with the enemy, that's unheard-of in sports."
Allen spent five seasons with the Celtics from 2007-12 and helped the franchise win a championship in his first season and advance to the NBA Finals in 2010.