Ray Allen is finding himself in front of a lot of microphones right now, and he can't seem to help himself from discussing his former team. Not that that bothers us. We'll listen to the behind-the-scenes Celtics drama for as long as he's willing to share.
First he went on the radio to explain that the Celtics didn't make him an offer as appealing as the one he got in Miami. Which seemed a bit ridiculous to us, and an insult to mathematicians everywhere.
Then, in yesterday's Miami Herald, Allen gave a little background as to the history of the rift between him and Rajon Rondo.
From the Miami Herald:
He said the friction with Rondo began in 2009 when Rivers and Celtics president Danny Ainge proposed a trade that would have sent Allen and Rondo to Phoenix for Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa and the 14th overall pick in the 2010 draft.
Allen said that, at the time, Ainge and Rivers didnt get along with Rondo.
So, I called him and I told him, hey theyre supposedly trading us to Phoenix because you and Danny and Doc dont get along, Allen said. So, whatever you can do. So, for some reason, I guess he thought that I was that I had something against him, or there were some issues. And I had no issues with him. I won with him.
Need any more reason to catch the Celtics and Heat on opening night? Too bad Allen likely won't be a starter in Miami. Those pregame handshakes at center court would have been phenomenally awkward.