It appears the Celtics-Heat rivalry has commuted to Brooklyn. After LEBRON JAMES commented on what he believes was the hypocrisy of PAUL PIERCE and KEVIN GARNETT in their treatment of RAY ALLEN in the aftermath of Allen leaving Boston (feeling Allen was owed an apology), KG had a response for James’s comments following last night’s Nets-Heat preseason game…
“Tell LeBron to worry about Miami,” Garnett said when asked about the comments after the game. “He has nothing to do with Celtic business.”
Well alrighty then. For those who don’t know, this is what LeBron said days before the game:
“I think the first thing I thought was ‘wow, Ray got killed for leaving Boston and now these guys are leaving Boston,’” James said.
“I think it’s OK, I didn’t mind it. But there were a couple guys who basically (expletive) on Ray for leaving and now they’re leaving. That’s the nature of our business, man. I don’t know what Boston was going through at the end of the day. I know Ray had to make the best decision for him and his family and his career. Doc, KG and Paul did that as well. You can’t criticize someone who does something that’s best for their family.”
Bottom line, Allen’s departure from Boston for Miami wasn’t received well from Garnett or Pierce. Garnett especially. But KG and Pierce leaving Boston was under different circumstances than Allen’s situation so Garnett is somewhat right in telling LeBron to mind his business.
And that makes it my business to checkout the Nets-Heat first match-up of the regular season in Brooklyn on Nov 1. There certainly won’t be any apologies issued there, either.