Kevin Garnett has cut ties with Ray Allen now that he left for the Heat. On Friday, Garnett said he no longer is speaking to longtime Boston Celtics teammate Allen after he signed with the rival Miami Heat over the summer.
Speaking Saturday after his first official practice with the Heat, Allen said he was disappointed at Garnett’s sentiment. “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 a two-year deal with Miami for just a little more than $6 million, spurning an offer from Boston that was believed to be worth twice as much.
“I don’t have Ray’s number anymore,” Garnett said Friday. “I’m not trying to communicate. I’m just being honest with everybody in here. … It’s just what it is.”
Pierce was a little less harsh, but still treated it like a bad breakup.
“I was very surprised by Ray’s decision,” Pierce told The Globe. “I thought we would finish our careers together. He’s a grownup, he has to make a decision that’s best for his family.”
The Heat host the Celtics to open the season on Oct. 30.