WINTER PARK, Fla. — Celtics coach Doc Rivers was tanned and refreshed after a few weeks of golf following the season. His smile, however, could not hide his disappointment in losing Ray Allen to the rival Miami Heat. “I’m just disappointed, he should have stayed,” Rivers said before the Celtics’ summer league entry began practice at Rollins College. “We recruited him just as hard [as Miami]. I respect him for all he did for us, but I thought he should have stayed with us.” The Celtics offered twice as much money, but Allen relayed to Rivers the issues he had this past season, and that made the difference. (According to the Herald Allen demanded triple what he accepted from Miami to stay in Boston knowing that it would never happen) “No, I didn’t [have confidence Allen was going to stay]. I didn’t know one way or the other,” Rivers said. “I just knew financially we were in a better position. But he had his reasons for leaving and I’m sure he’ll express those.’’ When asked if he agreed with Allen’s reasons for signing with Miami, Rivers said, “No. Rivers hinted that perhaps the Celtics first courting Kevin Garnett to return may have irritated Allen, who may not have felt he was a priority. “I thought we did [pursue him],” Rivers said. “[President of basketball operations] Danny [Ainge] in particular did exactly what he should have done. Kevin Garnett was our focal point, and he should have been. If that got anyone ruffled, then that’s probably too bad. We did everything that we’re supposed to do.“[Allen] had his reasons. I think emotionally he probably got bent sideways a little bit by us courting Kevin, for some reason. I don’t know, honestly. Listen, he was great for us when he was here and that’s all we can say for it. Clearly, we would have liked him to stay with us. But I respect Ray and that will never go away.”
I want to be done with this Ray Allen thing. I really do. He fucked us in the ass and went to Miami. Time to move on. But the more I hear about how this went down and how he demanded 3 times from the Celtics than what he took from Miami the more I’m beginning to truly despise him. He’s becoming public enemy #1 in my book. I mean Doc Rivers never bad mouths anybody. So for him to come out and say that he thinks Ray made a mistake, that the Celtics pursued him hard and he doesn’t get his reasons is pretty fucking aggressive. Like Ray was offended by how hard we went after KG? Really bro? That was part of the reason you left? You didn’t like the star treatment KG got? And now you’re going to play with Bron Bron? Arey you shitting me? How old are you? Get over yourself. I guess that whole team thing with Ray Ray was just an act. He’s a spoiled little brat. I wasn’t going to make the Judas shirts, but now I think I have to because I want one. Fuck this guy. Fuck him forever. Yeah that’s right. I want to get this fuck where he breathes! I want him DEAD! I want his family DEAD! I want his house burned to the GROUND! I wanna go there in the middle of the night and I wanna PISS ON HIS ASHES!