Jueves, 23 Marcha, 2017

Rondo: Former Celtics Planning Championship Celebration … Without Ray Allen

Paul Pierce Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen with Celitcs Paul Pierce Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen with Celitcs
Montrelle Montesinos | 21 Marcha, 2017, 02:36

Kevin Garnett wasn't happy with Allen leaving in 2012 and Paul Pierce said it felt like a "betrayal" as recently as past year, so it's not likely that either of them will be pushing Rondo to extend the olive branch to Allen for this trip. The three-point specialist, however, is persona non grata.

According to The Undefeated, Rondo has been planning the vacation but has chose to not invite Allen after feedback from the other members of the team.

"I mean, Ray left". "I asked a couple of the guys (if we should invite Allen)". Ray Allen, perhaps seeing the writing on the wall, left the Celtics to join their arch-rivals and have a better shot at winning a championship with James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. "It's damn near common now", Rondo explained.

Rondo is organizing a group vacation and told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated that Allen isn't welcome because he ditched the Celts for the Heat in 2013. The guys on our team.

I said, 'Man, Ray, we support all your stuff but when we ask you, you don't come to ours.' I remember when Rondo re-signed with Boston, we had a little dinner at a restaurant and Ray didn't show up.

He went on, "It makes you question that series in the Finals ..." You didn't bleed green.

As for Pollard, I think he just was forgotten about. Allen, for the most part, has been estranged ever since. "It will be a long story about that, but it is what it is".

"... I called and reached out to a couple of other vets and asked them what they wanted to do with the situation". Anyone who had anything to do with the Celtics felt the pain when their beloved shooting guard elected to play with the most hated player among the fan base. On the other, it's easy to understand why Rondo in particular is upset: It's a lot harder to hunt easy assists while coasting on the achievements of your superior teammates when one of those superior teammates decides to leave.

It looks like Allen will have to find other summer plans, because he clearly still isn't forgiven by Rondo or his former teammates. The trip will be to an "undisclosed location" outside of the country at some point this summer.