Kevin Garnett was serious when he said he was upset with Ray Allen. The two won a title together with the Boston Celtics but Allen decided to sign with the rival Miami Heat in the offseason. When Allen first checked in, he went to the C’s bench to give Garnett a handshake. In return, he received the cold shoulder.
This is why so many happen take issue with Garnett. It is okay to be upset that Allen left, but it is a business decision. It has nothing to with KG personally. However, he is acting like an overgrown child about it. That is why people tend to lack respect for the big man, even if he is still a very good basketball player.
This Heat-Celtics rivalry is going to go to new heights this year. The C’s want revenge after losing in the playoffs and they added some much needed depth to their roster. The Heat went out and added a bunch of shooters with Allen being the prize of that group. It is going to be a heavyweight fight between the two all year.
Expect to see more stuff like this involving KG this year. He is going to take every opportunity that he can to ignore Allen. The media will play it up and we will focus on it. KG may be acting like a child but you can not ignore the fact that he likes attention. He might just know what he is doing with this.