Originally written April 13, 2013 on Celtics Life:
Ray Allen put on a Boston uniform in 2007 and helped raise Banner 17 that very same year. He spent the next four years trying to help his teammates and the city of Boston raise 18, always coming up short. Most of the time that was at the hands of LeBron James and the Miami Heat. So, this year, when Allen decided to turn down more money from Boston to move to their chief rival in the East? It stung. We already knew how Kevin Garnett felt about this decision, but now Pierce has weighed in with how it effected him. Boston Herald: “One day when it’s all said and done, I’m sure we’ll talk about it off to the side,” Pierce said when asked if he was capable of forgiving Allen for joining the Celtics’ bitterest conference rival. “But not right now.” Pierce has this much in common with Celtics fans. He still can’t conceive of Allen’s decision. “It definitely hurt me,” Pierce said. “Say we play the Lakers for the championship, and two years later I go and sign with the Lakers. That’s
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