Ray Allen shouts out Celtics teammates in Hall of Fame speech
Ray Allen may still be on the outs with some of his former Boston Celtics teammates, but the newly-minted Hall of Famer was still happy to pay tribute to that portion of his career during his induction speech Friday.
Allen has been repudiated by several of his ex-teammates for his decision to leave Boston to join the rival Miami Heat, but Allen simply decided to pay tribute to Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, making note of their status as future Hall of Famers.
“In my 12th year, I paired up with a couple of Hall of Famers in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett,” Allen said, via Chris Forsberg of ESPN. “Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I’d end up on that stage.”
Allen has admitted that he doesn’t expect his induction to change much in his ongoing feud with his ex-teammates. While he’s fine with Pierce nowadays, Garnett and especially Rajon Rondo still don’t think all that much of him.