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Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett isn't afraid to speak his mind. When asked about Ray Allen leaving Boston to play for arch rival Miami, Garnett expressed his honest feelings.
"I don't have Ray's number anymore," Garnett said via CSNNE.com. "I'm not trying to communicate with him."
"When a guy makes a decision based on him and his family, you can never get upset with that," Garnett said. "My personal feelings I won't put into it. The only thing I say is I wish Ray the best, and that's where it's at."
When Garnett was asked about losing Allen's phone number, he responded: "I choose not to. That's a personal choice I personally made. I'm very close to Ray. I know his family. I wish nothing but the best for him and his family. I just made the choice on my own, that's all."
Garnett and Allen played five season together and won a championship. Garnett made it clear he's not angry with Allen joining the Heat just disappointed with his decision.
"I'm just being honest," Garnett said. "It's not that I wish him (Allen) less than or whatever; it is what it is."
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Ray Allen, on Garnett saying he lost Allen's number, "That's a shame. I'm a good person to talk to on the phone." sulia.com/c/miami-heat...
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Dwyane Wade (via ESPN):
"(Garnett) doesn't need to be talking to our team anyway, so it's all good.
Mind your own business Mr. Pink Pants. Somehow Wade has become the bigger dick in Miami over LeBron. With his Rondo injuring, Dirk coughing, outfits, and overall doucheness, I can't stand him.
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