Ray Allen on feud with ex-Celtics teammate Kevin Garnett: ‘This is him’

Ray Allen on feud with ex-Celtics teammate Kevin Garnett: ‘This is him’

Almost a decade later, the Boston Celtics’ “Big 3” still has some big beef.

With Kevin Garnett back in the news — he teamed with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to break a 21-year Celtics title drought in 2008 —with his election to the Basketball Hall of Fame and his No. 5 jersey set to be retired in Boston next season, the wounds from Allen’s departure are have been revealed to be as fresh as ever.

It’s a one-way feud, according to Allen, who took his talents to Miami in 2012, ending the Celtics Big 3’s run, a move that has long ruffled Garnett.

“I never had any ill will towards Kevin,” Allen, 44, said on “The Cedric Maxwell Podcast” on Tuesday. “This is not a two-way argument or debate. This is him. He dug his heels in the sand and he decided I’m not a brother of his anymore and so I said ‘cool.’”’

Garnett wasn’t the only one feeling ill-will toward Allen, who’s acrimonious uncoupling in Boston came after the Celtics tried to trade him multiple times. Allen, to this day, doesn’t feel welcomed by fans in the city.

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