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Over the last couple of weeks, reports have surfaced in the media stating that the reason Boston Celtics veteran shooting guard Ray Allen, decided to take his talents to South Beach, was due to a deteriorating relationship with Boston’s starting point guard Rajon Rondo. Celtics bench boss Doc Rivers, felt he had to clarify the situation and in an interview that was published Wednesday by “Yahoo Sports,” Boston’s head coach, took full responsibility for Allen’s decision to leave the club.
Rivers is currently in London, where he is covering the 2012 Olympics for NBC Sports. He told the website, although the relationship between Allen and Rondo had turned icy; it degenerated because Rondo was following his orders during games. He said “People can use all the Rondo stuff; and it was there, no doubt about that; but it was me more than Rondo. I’m the guy who gave Rondo the ball. I’m the guy who decided that Rondo needed to be more of the leader of the team. That doesn’t mean guys liked t...
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Every time I reference Ray Allen on Facebook or Twitter, I got a flock of flack from Boston Celtics fans who are eager to proclaim they’ve moved on from the Ray-Ray saga. Many have asked, why I continue to harp on the Allen departure? My answer is simple, Ray Allen has been my favorite member [...]
Another must read Doc Rivers article from Adrian Wojnarowski, this one is full of a very candid Doc talking about the reason Ray left, a lot of them are the rumors that were reported recently. Doc also says he takes full blame for Ray Allen's decision to leave.
Essentially what Doc says is Ray left for a few reasons.
1. He was upset that Rondo had the ball so much and his role...
It’s not too often that a player leaves a team via free agency and that player’s former coach shoulders the blame for said player leaving. Apparently in the case of Ray Allen leaving the Boston Celtics for seemingly greener pastures (pardon the pun), Doc Rivers is feeling a bit guilty about some of the decisions [...]
When Ray Allen left the Boston Celtics to join the Miami Heat in free agency many wonder why? Well it appears Allen did not get along on the best of terms with Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and management. As you see below Doc Rivers says blame him for Rondo leaving.
There is no question when he is on his game Rondo is one of the best point guards in the NBA. He is...
As soon as the Boston Celtics lost in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat, there was already a whisper in everyone’s ear that Ray Allen wanted to sign with the 2012 NBA Champions. The thing is, no one really believed it. Fast forward to July, free agency opened and Ray Allen DID [...]
Earlier this NBA off-season former Boston Celtics sharpshooter Ray Allen spurned a more lucrative contract offer by the Celtics and signed with conference rival the Miami Heat. At the time many cited a rocky relationship between Allen and Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo as a key reason for Allen’s decision. In a recent interview with Y! Sports [...]
This is as honest as it gets and what else would we expect from Doc? While many love the patriotism that arises from the Olympics and winning the gold medal, there’s something to be said about pursuing an NBA championship year after year that lasts more than a few weeks. Here’s the full quote [...]
Doc Rivers said that his decisions to remove Ray Allen from the starting lineup and give Rajon Rondo total freedom on offense and leadership were what helped lead Allen to leave the Celtics.
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When Ray Allen left Boston for the Miami Heat, my first thought was: “Damn we’re going to miss his clutch 3′s.” My second thought was: “Damn I’m really going to miss his sweet J’s.” No..not those J’s-his Jordans. During his time with the Celtics, Ray wore some sweet Air Jordan player exclusives. I doubt we will ever see a better selection of kicks than we did...
Paul Pierce gave his first interview of the offseason to Molly McGrath over at Celtics.com where he offered his thoughts on a multitude of topics, including the departure of former Celtic Ray Allen:“It’s going to be a little weird. Ray made the best decision for him. That’s what it is all about. When you are a free agent you make the best decision for you. He’ll always...
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1. Celtics at Heat (Oct. 30th)
This was already going to one of the best games on this year’s schedule but when Ray Allen decided to sign with the Heat this match up just got 10 times better. These teams already didn’t like each other. Reports were Allen left the Celtics because of his poor relationship with Rajon Rondo. I am sure Rondo will have an extra chip on...
Chemistry is one of the most important but underrated pieces to building a championship team. The 2007-08 team built incredible chemistry on their way to Banner 17. First, we saw the unity of the 3 stars as Pierce and Allen flew in to be there for KG's press conference. Then, all 3 went back to Boston early to work out together and further build chemistry. They made a point...