Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will always hold a special place in Celtics fans' hearts.
In fact, if you're a Celtics fan, there's a good chance you're rooting for the Brooklyn Nets in this year's playoffs - especially now that they're playing against the hated Miami Heat.
It's not often that you can see past a player's jersey, but in the case of Pierce and KG, C's fans certainly can cheer them on wherever they go.
The same might not be said for Ray Allen, whose departure from Boston went a little differently. Someday, Celtics fans - and former teammates - might be able to get over how things ended for Allen in Boston. In short, he didn't like the way things were for him in Boston, and as a free agent took less money to go to the rival Heat - leaving Pierce, KG, and everybody else in the process.
That didn't sit well with anybody around these parts. The majority of Celtics fans have let Allen hear it, but he hasn't heard anything from one person - Garnett.
Allen told the Sun Sentinel Times that he and KG, once brothers on the court, have not spoken:
"No," Allen says when asked if he's talked with Garnett over the last two years.
Has he tried?
"No, no," he says.
We all know what happened the first time Allen's Heat played the Celtics last season. Allen came over to the Celtics bench (such a politician) before the game, and KG gave him the cold shoulder.
It was a surprise to some, but really shouldn't have been. Garnett clearly felt betrayed by Allen, like others did.
The Heat went on to win the championship last season, their second in a row, while Boston was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Knicks.
Pierce and Garnett are looking to win one more championship before their careers are over. Pierce could easily play a few more seasons, but it wouldn't shock anybody if Garnett retired after this season. How sweet it would be fore him to not only win another title, but knock off Allen and the Heat along the way.
The Heat currently lead the series with the Nets, 1-0, with Game 2 tonight in Miami.