Kevin Garnett hosted a 2008 Celtics reunion on Monday night in “Area 21” on TNT, as he was joined by Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Kendrick Perkins, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, and even had Doc Rivers hop on a video call. It provided some great television, but the elephant in the room was the exclusion of Ray Allen.
Allen, once part of Boston’s original Big Three, left in 2013 to go to Miami and join LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade with the Heat, who were the Celtics’ chief rivals at the time. That led to Allen being ostracized by the rest of the group, as they felt he abandoned them and pulled a traitorous move in joining the Heat.
The move worked out for Allen, who collected a pair of rings with the Heat, but four years later, the relationship he has with his former Celtics teammates hasn’t been repaired. On Monday night, Paul Pierce suggested they call up Allen to try and “settle” their beef, but that didn’t happen. However, later in the night, they did have an open discussion about Ray and why they felt so betrayed by him.