Ray Allen checked into his first game as a member of the Miami Heat with 2:45 left in the first quarter of the team’s season-opening game against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
Allen, who spent five seasons with the Celtics but had a bad breakup as he chose to sign with the rival team, tried to give a warm greeting to his former team. He gave handshakes to his former coaches, and even embraced head coach Doc Rivers for a hug. But when he tried to give a handshake and some love to Kevin Garnett, he was ignored.
Garnett deep down probably has love for his former teammate, but he is all business when he gets on the court. His refusal to acknowledge Allen is also no surprise given his comments about his former teammate last month.
Allen hit a three-pointer a minute after entering the game, and he heard “We love Ray” chants after going to the free throw line in the final minute of the quarter. He finished with 19 points in the Heat’s 120-107 win. He was 5-for-7 from the field including 2-of-3 on three-pointers, and 7-for-8 on free throws.
Allen didn't seem to be hurt by Garnett giving him the cold shoulder.
"That's just KG. He probably didn't even see me coming because his head's down the whole time on the bench," Allen told TNT's Craig Sager after the game.
"I love those guys. I played with them for five years -- we won a championship together. I can't say enough good things about them and about the city of Boston."
Tweet During the NBA offseason, former Boston Celtic Ray Allen passed on a more lucrative offer from the Celtics to sign with the Miami Heat, the Celtics biggest rivals in recent years. Kevin Garnett wasn’t pleased with Allen’s decision and had no problem with voicing his opinion. In Tuesday’s season opener with the Celtics facing the [...]
The below is a pretty perfect example of KG being KG. I waver on the big fella from time to time in terms of love, like and hate. Following this move, I think I am even more confused as what to thing of the Celtic. Garnett was coming back up the court and decided to send a little message to Mario Chalmers by pretending to throw an elbow at his head. Chalmers flinched enough that...
If you have not yet heard the news of Kevin Garnett’s cold shoulder to former teammate Ray Allen, you must not be listening to radio reports or watching SportsCenter. Maybe you live in a hole. Gary Tanguay of CSNNE said, ‘It’s bush league what Garnett did to Allen’. What do you think? Here’s the video so you can play [...]
MIAMI -- Boston guard Rajon Rondo took out a Miami player. But it wasn't who you thought it might be.
It wasn't Ray Allen, believed to be a traitor by some up north for bolting the Celtics last summer to join the Heat as a free agent. It was guard Dwyane Wade, who called Rondo a "punk" for clotheslining him in the final minute of Miami's 120-107 opening-night...
Celtics star Kevin Garnett said he lost Ray Allen’s number once he defected to the Heat. Garnett takes that team jumping thing seriously- at least from Ray Allen. Allen went over to the C’s bench before tip-off to give dap to the coaching staff and acknowledge KG. But the gesture wasn’t reciprocated. video via IFWT
Ray Allen beat the Boston Celtics as a member of the Miami Heat on Wednesday night, and it was clear to everyone watching that Kevin Garnett and the C's were none too happy about that.
Despite Allen doing his best to diffuse the tension by tapping KG on the shoulder before entering the game, it's obvious that the deep dislike between these two teams is only...
Boston Celtics (0-0) vs. Miami Heat (0-0)
Tonight's game of the night is the grudge match to end all grudge matches. Kevin Garnett gets to meet up with his old friend Ray Allen and the Heat and the Celtics renew their rivalry.
Oh, and Miami is getting its rings for winning the championship.
What could possibly go wrong with Kevin Garnett foaming...
Doc on Wade's "punk play" comment: "Don't forget about Rondo's elbow injury (in 2011 playoffs)…that was created by Dwyane Wade."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 1, 2012
Yeah, cause Dwyane Wade has never done a punk move in his life.
Seriously, I'm sick of Wade already. I never hated him before the Heat got LeBron and Bosh but since then...
I know it’s October, but I expected so much more from the Celtics. After all the talk about the Heat and Ray Allen, I expected the defensive intensity to be there. It wasn’t. And the Heat rolled 120-107.
LeBron James had 26 points in 29 minutes. If he doesn’t sit out most of the 4th quarter with leg cramps, Miami wins this game by 25. Ray Allen played to his ceiling (19 points...
Via Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.
October 31, 2012
Lots of hate for the Celtics as can be expected along with some gloating over Ray's performance. They also do a lot of whining about the refs for a team that gets more than their share of the calls. They think Wade gets no respect from the refs? How about the fact that he was allowed to push off on every drive to the basket and get away with it, which resulted in a hard...
Injuries contributed to the demise of the Boston Celtics last year, making it to the Eastern Conference Finals was quite the accomplishment for a team that was hobbled by injuries and aging. The Celtics have reloaded letting Ray Allen leave for Miami but getting Jason Terry to fill his place.
Along with signing Darko Milicic, Leandro Barbosa and Jeff Green they should have a solid...
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