Doc Rivers says it would be ‘magical’ if Ray Allen came to Kevin Garnett’s Celtics jersey retirement
Allen won a championship and was a three-time All-Star as a member of the Celtics. But his departure to the Miami Heat as a free agent after the 2012 season caused a rift between Allen and his guys on the Celtics. That mostly includes Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Doc Rivers.
However, Rivers believes the time is now for that beef to end.
Doc Rivers reveals who is to blame for the Ray Allen rift that broke up the Big 3 in an exclusive interview with @GoodmanHoops & @GlobeBobRyan on @CLNSMedia #Celtics content presented by @betonline_ag
— Celtics on CLNS (@CelticsCLNS) April 3, 2020
Allen appeared in 358 games for the Celtics during the regular season. He averaged 16.7 points.
Pierce says he and Allen are cool again. Garnett and Rondo, however, aren’t believed to be on speaking terms with Allen yet.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has said Boston might not retire Allen’s No. 20 jersey because of his decision to sign with the Heat. You have to remember that everyone on the Celtics hated that Heat team which was led by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Allen’s decision to sign with the Heat was a stab in the back for Garnett, Pierce, Rondo and Rivers. All four guys despised the Heat and things only became worse after Allen joined them and won the 2013 championship.
The Celtics only won one championship with KG, Pierce, Allen, Rondo and Rivers. They lost the 2010 Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers and never got back.