Felger: 'Celtics fans should absolutely boo Ray Allen'
Thu, 12 Jul 2012|
Felger explains why he thinks that Celtics fans should boo Ray Allen when he returns to Boston in a Heat uniform.
You -- feelings on Ray Allen basically -- -- watt for the wrong reasons correct that July just. You can elaborate just for the purpose of people tuning in just for the second I I think he's had an emotional response to his name being involved. In trade discussions. And by you get agitated. And he felt like he was getting squeezed out a would have been treated with the same respect is Garnett -- -- -- too which I would say. It's true he wasn't entirely getting treatment that respect. But also trade -- a part of the deal. The part of the deal so. I'm with you on this. Look I think there's a lot of good things you can say about Ray Allen he has an adult and he has a -- he's. A classy. Classy guy you know and I and I think that. He carries himself as such and in pro sports in general in that league in particular those guys are becoming harder to come by. So I I think a lot of good teams have already Allen. But. I think I just sort of know again this is sort of Mike Green teaming sources. That Eagles pulled out of a baby the prima -- any -- has been for awhile. He has been a while the -- of the worst person in the world by the B he has those qualities. Little bit of a baby. So he didn't like that his job was taken away by Avery Bradley. -- it like being the subject of trade rumors like the fact that he was traded them not treated -- like his minutes being taken away he didn't like the fact that what the Celtics addressed Garnett contract first. That's where it -- be seeping out not to -- it like that. Didn't like his point guard. He didn't light the way the GM cute and it's all these things are added up and it sort of played on his. He has prima -- and yes if you will salt -- -- go out so I'd buy all that. I'm with -- madness -- answer the second part of the question. Will he or does. Strike it does he deserve to be booed when he returns here to Boston as a member of the heat I -- no. Why. Seattle get this now that that that's why break with you. That's. He -- your because he is being treated it all -- Brady. Like you know he's -- so bad that of the reasons you outlined your problems with them or the exact reason to boo somebody. That's what I feel it's like Seattle deductible -- France I do. The Johnny Damon I think you'll get that's the Red Sox didn't want Johnny Damon. The yankees' offer was -- acts of what the Red Sox offered Johnny Damon Johnny Damon called the Red Sox at the very last and they laughed in his face. So what you expect Johnny Damon to do he had to take you off for New York. This is totally different you offered -- a very competitive contract in fact you will Miami monetarily out of the water. And everything else in terms of playing time pretty equal. Maybe you don't have a good chance to a championship but should have Brady part of that solution. So if Braylon left because where he was a part of trade rumors -- win he got his minutes taken away or. Me being. -- -- a point guard. Then blew his ass back to South Florida that's the guy you blow. So that's part of it I don't understand that Seattle -- back guy I'd -- a guy who dogs it and insults are the organization's sold the fans don't boo the guy that maybe I don't care about not. In my opinion. Not because his gripes I think relation with the so it was good I think Ray Allen generally gave an honest effort I think it's five years your good years. I don't think there was anything did it happen in terms acrimony. That would meet the fans to go guys at eight holes. I don't think I don't think there's any of that at all yet to let the baby on his way out the door now -- Well. That's a guy that I bogeyed would you won't. I wouldn't you wouldn't didn't either although I mean I'm not blowing everybody in you know me but the Celtics I'm not like I'm shedding any green two years. The fact two losses -- run 'cause I'm trying to be consistent here. If they got up for the wrong reasons -- both his ass. Johnny Damon did not lead for the wrong reasons he had to take that offer New York wasn't even close this is different. Ray Allen was part of a team that got its doors blown off in the most important game of the game 6 Eastern Conference finals and what duty are. -- That's what he is not going to place. When you lose a playoff game you know what you get -- what did you. -- -- Each of the -- every down there. -- -- The guy all I wouldn't born for that that's so whenever DelHomme. But I'm also not gonna sit here and say oh the Celtics -- the ballpark this tournament table the last three days on this Ray Allen top. Nobody is still no one has told me how he has been mistreated or disrespect in any capacity so yeah I agree on his part. You're migrant as part he's got a little bit of the prima Donna and -- And that's and that's what ultimately drove home. From here because he -- his ego wasn't a you know with a hobbled to the degree that he needs it coddled. And I apparently one of the things that Pat Riley was able to do is really. Problem and recruit them and that's what Ray Allen needed because he's he's got a little bit of that tournament -- bought it and again. Overall I think he's a good role and an adult and is a good role model that league there should be more ray -- of that league and I think the bad person. And it just part of his. Part of his character trait here is Eddie's Jesus shuttles were he's that you know he's he's used to being backed guy. And so that's why he left which I think is boo worthy which is boo worthy yeah I don't I that's not a reason I would poor guys. I'm a born -- was tax let's go and open door. Lots of reasons but to me look the positives of his tenure here Mike the positives of ray Allen's tenure in Boston. Oh -- the negatives. At the end so that guy comes back I tip my cap to a great but don't tell me you look up. For anything other than the fact that you were -- public to pick and roll. I think that's pretty good. I think he's sort of alluded to many of those things he's alluded to it and and the more comment you read the warts are coming out and in his fashion I think he's sort owning up to it. What your game would it offer you give a better offer you everything you know what you want because he can play golf year round in Miami. -- --