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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 so quick and athletic and has great court vision and pass ability but problem his he has a temper and can be hard to get along with. Rondo was suspended twice this season because of anger issues.
Rondo’s most rocky relationship on the team was with shooting guard Ray Allen. According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated the main reason Allen left Boston was because of Rondo.
Allen conceivably could return to Boston, but Mannix said that decision might be affected by Allen’s apparent struggles to get along with Rajon Rondo.
“I think there’s no question that the relationship was strained over this year,” M...
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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...
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.
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 [...]
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...
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 [...]
Listen to internet radio with Celtics Town on Blog Talk RadioWait, are we still talking about Ray Allen? Ugh.Listen live at 9 p.m. ET (or call in at 347-855-8156) as Celtics Town’s King of the Court podcast returns for episode 4. Ty Ray, the co-host with a glorious voice, joins me, the co-host who sounds like he’s meant for writing rather than radio. Together, we’ll discuss...
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...
Date: May 21, 2012Location: TD Banknorth Garden, Boston MAFinal Score: 101-85Key Players: Brandon Bass (9-13 from the field), Rajon Rondo (13 points, 14 assists)Top Plays: 0:16 (Rondo look-away and pass inside to Stiemsma for the dunk), 1:54 (Celtics overpass, but the ball ends up in Bass’s hands for a massive slam)Rundown: Brandon Bass, guys. When he gets hot, he gets hot...