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Dwyane Wade doesn’t really want KG calling Allen anyway

Oct 1, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

Miami Heat's Wade hugs Boston Celtics' Allen after the Heat defeated the Celtics in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs in Miami Reuters

Last week we told you how Kevin Garnett was very Kevin Garnett when asked about Ray Allen — he said he hadn’t spoken to Allen since the sharpshooter signed with the Heat. That he lost Allen’s number.

Allen’s reaction? Whatever KG. It wasn’t quite a shrug, but pretty close.

As tends to happen with these kind of little media tit-for-tats, a team leader is asked about it. In this case Dwyane Wade, and he was was good with Allen and KG not talking and making nice. From Brian Windhorst at ESPN’s Heat Index.

“(Garnett) doesn’t need to be talking to our team anyway, so it’s all good,” Dwyane Wade said. “(Allen) doesn’t look too bad in a Heat uniform. At first it was weird but now I’m getting used to it.”

If Allen gets healthy — he’s not there yet — and starts knocking down open threes, it will not feel weird at all to Allen.

For me, I don’t want the Heat and Celtics liking each other. I want a little hate. It will make this season more fun.

  1. michflaguy - Oct 1, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Oh HELL yeah!
    As a Heat fan, I *really* like where this story is going.
    Bring it on KG! We are sitting here with our championship trophy just *waiting* for you to take your best shot. Unfortunately for you, that “shot” is not gonna be as easy as last year without Ray-Ray bailing you out.
    The season opener between the Heat & Celtics should be sweeeeeeet!
    The Heat dominate the Celtics in the opener…and then the East (again) during the season.

    • andyhr17 - Oct 1, 2012 at 11:12 AM

      What games were you watching last year where Ray Allen was bailing the Celtics out?

      • phaden27 - Oct 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

        No kidding.

      • andyhr17 - Oct 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM

        I don’t want to downplay the importance that Ray Allen had in the playoff runs and the championship that the Celtics won, but last year he was not himself and he was more of hindrance than a help. As much as I wanted him back, I think the Celtics will be just fine without him.

    • andyhr17 - Oct 1, 2012 at 12:21 PM

      Another reality check: go back and look at the standings from last year. The Heat did not dominate the East. Also, in the playoffs, they didn’t exactly walk all over the Celtics. It came down to the 4th quarter of game 7. I know your team won the championship and are once again favored….but please live in realty. Don’t be a stereotypical Heat fan that thinks that because your team won a championship that it means you dominated the league and will win the next 5 years.

    • bigbamboom1 - Oct 1, 2012 at 4:09 PM

      “Bring it on KG! We are sitting here with our championship trophy just *waiting* for you to take your best shot.”

      When your Heat win 17 titles, let’s talk. Ray Allen got beat out for the starting job by Avery Bradley last year. He was going to play even fewer minutes with Boston this year. Courtney Lee & Jason Terry will be just fine in that role. The Celtics actually improved by subtraction. But I still say, Good luck to Ray. He was a good Celtic for awhile!

      • eventhorizon04 - Oct 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

        This version of the Celtics haven’t won 17 titles.

        The Bill Russell-era Celtics won 11 – and that was a half-century ago.

        More recently, the Bird-era Celtics won 3 – and that was over 20 years ago.

        You have 1 Championship victory in the past 20 years – Fewer than the Miami Heat, the Houston Rockets, the LA Lakers, the Chicago Bulls, the San Antonio Spurs, the Detroit Pistons, etc.

        Saying your franchise is elite because half a century ago they were really great is more sad than anything.

      • bigbamboom1 - Oct 1, 2012 at 6:13 PM


        True. This version of the Celtics didn’t win 17 titles. Just like this version of the Heat didn’t win 2 titles. There are really only 4 franchises in the NBA that is in the “Elite” category based on titles. They are Celtics, Lakers, Bulls ans Spurs. Using your own logic, this year’s version of both the Heat and Celtics are blank pages because they are different teams from the ones that won titles. We’ll see who is standing at the end of this season.

    • BrownsTown - Oct 1, 2012 at 10:15 PM

      Did you watch any NBA games before June? Bailing them out?

    • andyceltics4ever - Oct 8, 2012 at 7:47 PM

      D-Way or N-Way? Stay out of your business…Let Ray and KG do the talking….Ray is too old…Terry and Lee are 100% better than Ray…just wait and see…?

  2. paulhargis53 - Oct 1, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    The idiocy of some of the people on this site astounds me. Ray was a shell of himself last year, and he is still damaged goods this year. Bradley was a much better option.

  3. paulhargis53 - Oct 1, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    event: So titles don’t count for a franchise since they happened years ago? Why play a title game or series then if they don’t matter? That is quite the asinine stance to take.
    The Celtics have been in the title picture 5 year’s running.
    Winning one is fine, repeating it is tougher. The Lakers and the Celtics improved much more than Miami has.
    The Thunder improved by just getting a year older.

    The reason people hate your fanbase is because you think its a foregone conclusion they repeat.
    Keep looking past the Celtics, keep telling yourself that it was because of Bosh being gone. Keep disregarding that Boston’s rotation last year included guys that woyldnt have seen the floor if not for Wilcox, Green and Bradley being injured.

    I can’t wait until you aren’t even playing for the title. Maybe tour frontrunner fanbase will finally shut up again.

    • hehateme2 - Oct 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM

      And the reason people hate your fanbase is due to “know it alls” like you. The celticks will not get past the Heat… just like the last 2 years, and counting.

  4. dal24la - Oct 2, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Am I the only one who throws up a little when they see Ray in a Heat jersey?
    Looks ugly in that red and white. Don’t wana see that all black or red and black uni either.
    He’s meant to have green somewhere in his uni (Bucks, Sonics, Celtics).

  5. paulhargis53 - Oct 2, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    GREAT comeback….no reasoning, just that its happened the past 2 year’s…different roster make-up….aww hell, you’re an idiot, you wouldn’t get it anyway..

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