What? What is K.G. mad about? What happened?
Here’s what Kevin Garnett had to say about not having Ray Allen as a team mate anymore.
“I don’t have Ray’s number any more,” Garnett said at the Celtics’ media day at their training center on Friday. “I’m not trying to communicate. I’m just being honest with everybody in here… It’s just what it is.
Pressed on why he cut off contact with Allen, Garnett added, “I choose not to. I choose — that’s a choice I personally made. I told you all, I’m very close to Ray. I know his family. I wish nothing but the best for him and his family. I’m just making a choice on my own. That’s all.”
Garnett, who signed a three-year, $36-million contract extension this offseason, suggested he was not upset with Allen’s decision, but clearly wasn’t thrilled with it after Boston reassembled its core from a season that ended against Miami in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.
“When a guy makes a decision based on him and his family, you can’t ever get upset at that,” said Garnett. “My personal feeling, I won’t put into it. The only thing I’ll say is I wish Ray the best. That’s where it’s at.”
What KG is saying shouldn’t surprise anyone. He’s from the old school of thinking. He’s not from the buddy-buddy school of thought that a lot of NBAer’s have today. If you’re not on his team he doesn’t know you and he doesn’t want to talk to you.
Today’s NBA stars have a lot going on off the court together, and it spills onto the court. The Celtics are the only team that seem to dislike everyone, all the time.
It’ll be interesting to see how Ray Allen welcome’s KG on opening night in Miami.