The Kevin Garnett-Ray Allen feud is one of the most intense and famous in the league. These two former teammates were excellent friends; they teamed up in Boston in 2007 when the Celtics created a Big 3 with Garnett, Allen and Paul Pierce.
That team made an instant impact on the league, winning the 2008 NBA championship against Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers. After that, they never won the title again, but the Celtics were always in the mix to come out of the Eastern Conference.
Everything changed when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh created another Big 3 in Miami, dominating the East from 2010 through 2014. They beat the Celtics on the way to their first championship together, creating a big rivalry with the Greens. That's why KG was mad when Allen decided to leave the Celtics and signed with the Heat in 2013.
That really changed things between them, with Garnett cutting Allen off, barely addressing his former teammate when talking about those Celtics.
It's been nine years since that moment, and The Big Ticket seemingly ended his feud with Allen, giving kudos to the former sharpshooter on Instagram. In case you don't know, this week, the NBA revealed the 75 best players of all-time list, including the Celtics Big 3.
Garnett reacted to the news on Instagram, sharing a story where he celebrated Paul Pierce and Ray Allen for being included on the list.
Allen replied to that, sharing the story on his Instagram account, showing there is no bad blood between him and the 2004 NBA MVP.
Their beef was very intense until recent times. Garnett even cropped Allen from pictures, didn't mention him in his Hall of Fame speech and completely ignored his old teammate. It took almost a decade, but they're finally past those issues. This is an excellent thing for the players and Celtics fans.
The C's plan to retire Garnett's jersey next year and people wondered if Allen would be there. Well, this exchange can give us a hint of what will happen next March 13 at the TD Garden.