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Ray Allen On His Days With Celtics: ‘I Often Felt Like I Was Taken For Granted’

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Ray Allen is one of the best sharpshooters in the history of the game, arguably the second-best shooter ever behind Stephen Curry, playing a big role in the evolution of what we see today on the court. Back in the day, he joined forces with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in Boston to create a Big 3.

Their association didn’t end the best way, though, which led Allen to join the Miami Heat, Boston’s biggest rivals at that time, winning a second championship in 2013.

This move damaged the relationship between the three stars, something that hasn’t changed, according to Allen. Talking on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni, & Fauria show, Allen revealed how he lived his last days as a Celtic.

“Well, I’ll tell you what. It’s nothing personal, but it was disheartening when I left. I would speak when I needed to speak, but I didn’t speak up enough to where people listened and paid attention to me, and it took me for granted.

I often felt like I was taken for granted in this situation. When I left it was a shame of what was said about me, and it almost seemed like people were speaking out of anger, and I didn’t have any anger or animosity towards anybody.

It seemed like the team didn’t want to continue with the way I was helping and contributing. We’re still brothers let’s move forward from this. But unfortunately those guys had other agendas. The interesting thing about Big Baby and Kendrick Perkins making comments on the show is that they weren’t even on the team in 2011.”

Everybody has something to say on this, as it always happens, but it’s sad to see these three ended things the way they did. Time will tell if they can fix their problems and be cordial again.