Posted September 30, 2012

Ray Allen on Kevin Garnett’s remarks: ‘That’s a shame’

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Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett will have some talking to do when the Heat and Celtics tip off Oct. 30. (Issac Baldizon/Getty Images)

Miami Heat guard Ray Allen said Saturday that comments made by former Boston Celtics teammate Kevin Garnett about him taking his shooting talents to South Beach are “a shame,” according to a report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst:

“That’s a shame,” Allen said. “I’m a good person to talk to on the phone. … I’ve been in weird trade situations the last few years. You always felt you had one foot in and one foot out, so I can’t worry about it.”

Allen signed with the Heat approximately a month after Boston lost to Miami in Game 7 of last seasons Eastern Conference Finals. Allen’s comments come a day after Garnett reportedly said he no longer has Allen’s number in his phone because he’s “not trying to communicate.” Garnett then went on to say that he won’t put his personal feelings into it and wishes Allen the best. Allen said that he and Garnett will be “friends regardless.”

Allen’s new teammate Dwyane Wade chimed in, saying it’s just fine that Garnett is no longer talking to Allen. Wade also admitted that it was weird to see Allen in a Heat uniform at first but he’s starting to get used to it:

“(Garnett) doesn’t need to be talking to our team anyway, so it’s all good,” Dwyane Wade said. “(Allen) doesn’t look too bad in a Heat uniform. At first it was weird but now I’m getting used to it.”

Garnett may not be talking to Allen over the phone out of choice, but words will likely be exchanged when the two teams tip of their regular season against each other. The Heat host the Celtics on Oct. 30. Before the game, the Heat will have a ring ceremony to celebrate their 2012 title run.


7 comments
BiGTooT
BiGTooT

I see some hard fouls coming in the games this year.

bruno.strange
bruno.strange

I feel dumber for clicking on this story.

 

This is why I watch so little ESPN or read sports sites such as this one these days. Used to be, it was about games, stats strategies. Now sports media is essentially People magazine for men.

 

Mikey A
Mikey A

wow cool. in other news sophomore samantha texted carrie that they were no longer bff's.

seminull
seminull

Lets step back and think about what we just read for a minute.  This article talks about two grown men not talking to each other over the phone anymore.

Raptor95
Raptor95

Before Allen and KG came to Boston, Paul Pierce was winning championships? Lol your another nonsensical fan when dwayne wade was getting a championship, Paul Pierce was enjoying his lottery bound off season.

fmike0914
fmike0914

wade is one to talk. he could not beat the celtics with out  him and  that other phony guy piggy backing each other now Ray can tag along. 

Raptor95
Raptor95

 @seminull I know, most likely they are not talking to remain competitive on the court, which does seem smart. My comment was directed toward those who think Allen is a horrible person for doing what he felt was best for him.