The Heat played the Brooklyn Nets in the preseason on Thursday. The game between the two led to questions concerning Ray Allen facing his former Boston Celtics teammates, who were traded to the Nets over the offseason. LeBron pointed out that it was wrong for Garnett and Paul Pierce to crap on Allen for leaving the Celtics when those two did the same thing a year later.
“Tell LeBron to worry about Miami. It has nothing to do with Celtic business,” Garnett said, via ESPN New York.
Pierce was also asked about the issue and noted that he didn’t leave in free agency the way Allen did, but was traded.
It’s understandable why KG and Pierce were upset with Allen. The three of them joined up in Boston in 2007 and won a championship together. Allen left them and signed with the team’s biggest rival. Rather than go down with the aging ship, he saw that going to the Heat would be his best chance at winning a title, and his foresight paid off.
Pierce and KG should be able to see that — and they probably do — but they’ll probably never get over having one of their tight brothers leaving to play for the enemy.Google+