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Glen Davis: Ray Allen should be invited to 2008 Celtics reunion

Glen Davis is the latest member of the 2007-08 Celtics to speak out against Ray Allen’s exclusion from reunion festivities.

In an appearance on FOX Sports 1’s “Undisputed” on Friday, Davis said that he believes Allen should be included in the planned 10-year anniversary celebration for the team’s 2008 championship.

“Yes, Ray should be invited to the reunion,” said the now 31-year-old Davis, per James Herbert of CBS Sports. “He was a big part of that team. You think about situations — Ray got us out of a lot of situations. Yeah, you should invite the man. I would love to see Ray. I haven’t seen him in a long time.

“We were an extremely close-knit basketball team,” he went on. “I just think when [Rajon] Rondo started to appear and started to [say], ‘Hey, here I am,’ it wasn’t a mutual, ‘Hey, this is our new shining star’ with Ray. It was more, ‘Hey this is K.G. [Kevin Garnett], Paul [Pierce], Ray Allen’s team.’ And I just feel like it could’ve been stopped. Whatever that [was], it could’ve been stopped.”

Davis was a key reserve on the Celtics 2008 title team as one of their first bigs off the bench. His comments come the day after Celtics GM Danny Ainge, the architect of that team, said that he was “surprised” at Allen being snubbed.

With Davis’ remarks, it’s worth remembering that just because the leaders of that team (e.g. Rondo, Garnett) feel a certain way, that doesn’t necessarily mean everybody else on the team shares the same sentiment as well.

Image via Glen Davis on Instagram


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