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Monday, July 13, 2020

Ray Allen played golf on Paul Pierce jersey retirement day

Whether he was invited or not, Ray Allen found something else to do on Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement day.

Allen shared a photo on Instagram Sunday that showed him golfing with friends, including comedian George Lopez. Another member of Allen’s golfing foursome indicated on Instagram that they were playing on a course in Los Angeles, across the country from where Pierce’s retirement ceremony was taking place in Boston.

Allen has been on the outs with his 2008 Celtics teammates because he joined the rival Miami Heat in 2012. His absence Sunday is even more glaring because both Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo were in attendance after not being expected to. Rondo even managed to get time away from the New Orleans Pelicans to make it to the festivities.

The question is whether Allen wasn’t welcome or simply chose not to attend. The latter may be more likely, as Pierce himself has urged his former teammates to let bygones be bygones.

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