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NBA rumors and stories; Ray Allen – 2008 Boston Celtics timeline of conflict

By Ryan Dawn Umadhay / 2017.05.14
The 2008 Boston Celtics sans Ray Allen

Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are planning a get together of the super team that eventually became the 2008 NBA Champions. But they are leaving out Ray Allen in the picture - this is what happened and how it eventually panned out until today.

Stars Aligned and Eventually Broken

The 2007-2008 season for the Boston Celtics was nearly magical not only on how they eventually won the championship against the Lakers but also on how the team got together. Somehow, it all started when Boston only got the fifth pick even with a very bad record from the previous season (24-58). According to Bleacher Report, the management have to scramble for something to pan out when the season starts.

Paul Pierce is already the corner stone for the team with Rondo on board as an up and coming point guard. The team traded for some key positions and landed the second of the Big Three: Ray Allen. Before the start of the season the Celtics also made some aggressive changes where they eventually signed Kevin Garnett.

They would eventually become the champion in the same season. But was eventually knocked out the following seasons including a loss to the LA Lakers in 2009-2010 season. The following two seasons ended at the hands of Miami Heat - the future team of Ray Allen.

Unexpected Trade to Miami

The rift between the team and Allen started in 2012 when he was traded to the Miami Heat. According to SB Nation, Allen's teammates in Boston Celtics were not informed about his plans and they were surprised that he just transferred to Miami Heat which also added fuel to their feud.

No news yet if Allen will insist on being part of the small get-together of the team. But his response of posting an image of himself hustling Rondo in Miami Heat jersey could mean he's not interested.

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