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Jason Terry takes shot at Ray Allen. Because Boston is doing so well.

Dec 20, 2012, 11:28 AM EDT

Jason Terry AP

After losing three straight, Boston got a sloppy win over a Cleveland team without Anderson Varejao on Wednesday night. A win they got because Paul Pierce channeled his 2002 self and dropped 40 points.

So Jason Terry thought this was a good time to take a dig at Ray Allen. And maybe LeBron James in there, too. From A. Sherrod Blakely at

“His (Pierce) willingness to stick through the tough times and not just jump off, ‘I’m out of here! I’m going to join forces with Kobe (Bryant),’ or ‘I’m going to play with Dwyane Wade‘ — that’s a shot right there,” Terry said.

You mean you think someone should be willing to take less money and maybe a one-year contract to stay with the team where he won a ring rather than jump ship to a team where he thinks he can win another?

Yes Jason, I can’t imagine who would do such a thing.

With the Celtics play of late they live in a glass house. Terry might want to be careful about picking up rocks and throwing them.

  1. Tim_Gilmour - Dec 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Seems more like a shot at Howard/LeBron to me. And more of a kudos to Pierce for not doing the same thing a handful of years ago and saying ‘I can’t win with the Celtics, where can I pile on with another superstar?’ In which case I like what Terry said.

    • fanofthegame79 - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:48 PM

      Jason Terry is a punk. He left the Mavs after winning a championship becuase they were going into a rebuilding phase. So where is his foundation to talk?!? By the way, there shouldn’t be anything in the sports world when referring to “loyalty”. This is a business and a job. Raise your hand if you wouldn’t move to a better city to work for a better company. No hands?? Hmmm, strange. These “rich athletes” are paid by a company to do a job. When their contracts expire, they have the latitude to move teams (employers). Nothing wrong with that. The problem is when players like Kobe or D. Howard put their team on hostage and asked to be traded while under contract. That’s unfair to the fans, city and team. And lets not forget that the Celtics the tried to trade Allen in the last couple of seasons – that bugged him (going back to loyalty), so he left.

      • thebigcaptain2011 - Dec 20, 2012 at 4:12 PM

        I approve of this post

    • brutl - Dec 20, 2012 at 2:03 PM

      I doubt Lebron or Dwight would have left a team that brought in Allen and Garnett, with Rondo developing as one of the best points in the league.

  2. paulhargis53 - Dec 20, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Although it was a statement about pumping up a teammate, it comes across badly. Boston needs to shut up and ball. Miami will or won’t take care of itself in May, til then, don’t concern yourself with them.

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      these guys are done.
      I want to see the three punks get their ass kicked!

    • nycalldayz - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM


      I agree. Less talking and more balling. The Celtics look horrible at the moment and it doesn’t help for Terry to throw unnecessary shots at opposing players. Terry needs clean up his own backyard, because he doesn’t look good himself. But I read Kurt Helin’s comments and he get’s defensive whenever there’s negativity towards Miami. That is very odd, but petty for a so-called sports blogger. LOL

      • badintent - Dec 22, 2012 at 6:25 PM

        You’re right 100 %. But at lease Kurt ain’t that POS Parker on ESPN .Terry needs to hush down, or he’ll be coaching his daughter’s hoop team full time.Even GM Danny A has his limits.

  3. celticsxxx - Dec 20, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    “You mean you think someone should be willing to take less money and maybe a one-year contract to stay with the team where he won a ring rather than jump ship to a team where he thinks he can win another?”

    Actually the first Celtics offer was for 2 years at 12 million. He is getting paid a little over 3 million a year to play in Miami. He actually took less money if you can’t do math. Did you even bother researching before writing this stupid piece? It’s not like it was a secret or anything, it was widely publicized. I should be writing for this sports blog. Jesus Christ.

    • Kurt Helin - Dec 20, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      That comment was directed at Terry, who left Dallas because he told the rebuilding team he wanted more than one year and wasn’t sticking around without that.

      • phillynac - Dec 20, 2012 at 2:23 PM

        Everyone except that moron understood.

      • celticsxxx - Dec 21, 2012 at 12:59 AM

        Yeah I understand Terry’s contract situation with the mavs, but it’s still completely retarded to compare it to Ray Allens situation in Boston. It’s not like Terry took less to come to Boston, Allen DID. You miami cock jockeys are the morons!

      • celticsxxx - Dec 21, 2012 at 1:11 AM

        And when i say “allen did” I mean he took less money in miami.

  4. fanofevilempire - Dec 20, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Jason Terry can’t even smell Allens jock strap.
    Allen was right to leave, the Celtics are old and slow, their run is finished.

    • andyhr17 - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:33 PM

      Your comment is funny because Ray Allen was the oldest of the Big Three. By him leaving, they got younger.

      • kinggw - Dec 20, 2012 at 4:37 PM

        Your comment is funny because the C’s are still old and slow.

    • dexterismyhero - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:55 PM

      What run?

  5. teehov843 - Dec 20, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Man who cares what Jason Terry says

  6. bhester1906 - Dec 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Why is so much made of what the Celtics say about the Heat? In case no one remembers, the Celtics have yet to beat them in the playoffs. How about doing that before talking smack….

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 20, 2012 at 11:56 AM

      Celtics are closer to last place Toronto then First place Knicks.

      Celtic fans better worry about their team rather than the Lakers.

      oh boy!

      • andyhr17 - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:36 PM

        And last season they hovered under .500 around the All-Star break, then went on to miss the playoffs….oh, wait. Sorry. They went on to come within 1 quarter of going to the Finals. Let the season play out and then talk your trash about the outcome.

      • kinggw - Dec 20, 2012 at 4:42 PM

        Last season the Nets and Knicks stunk and only Philly was a challenge to the C’s. Things have changed a bit.The other teams in the Atlantic are better and the longer season will not help the Celtics.

        The “run” the C’s had last year was fluke, and I wish their fans would stop talking about how they were one quarter away. Almost doesn’t count.

  7. barkley4life - Dec 20, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Do you really think Paul Pierce would have stayed in Boston if they didn’t trade for Ray Allen and KG.

    Kind of like in ’07 when he was demanding either a star or a trade?

    Terry sit down and shut up.

    • thebigcaptain2011 - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:36 PM

      Agreed. Let’s not sit here and act like these multi-millionaire athletes are loyal to anything but themselves and their family. Pierce would have been on the first plane out of Boston if they kept up with those 30-win season, which he was a large part of. Of course there was Kobe’s rabt about playing on “Pluto” instead of on the Lakers when he was stuck playing with Smush Parker. KG crying on national TV about losing. I can go on. For all of you people who actually think these athletes are loyal to you and your town and get upset when they leave, thats a YOU problem.

      • badintent - Dec 22, 2012 at 6:30 PM

        Great Post ! Now please pass this on to all the “hockey fans” crying about the lockout for a reality check !

  8. nycalldayz - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Look at Kurt Helin standing up for his boy-friend Ray Allen. For team that is playing poorly at the moment, why would u care what comes out the Celtics locker-room? Shouldn’t they be irrelevant at the moment, Helin? I find it strange every time there’s Celtics/Heat related news, Kurt Helin get’s defensive or snide towards the Celtics.

    • andyhr17 - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:38 PM

      Unbiased “journalism” at its best.

    • scalfor3 - Dec 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM

      He’s been calling the Celtics “done” for the last three years

    • bozosforall - Dec 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM

      Look at nycallgirl, sandycrotch17 and scabwhore3 defending their Puh C’s locker room lovers. Buy new knee pads and quit complaining that the players are a bit too rough when they ream you three without using lube.

  9. paulhargis53 - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Umm, who would want to smell another man’s jockstrap? You go fan, whatever trip your trigger there you savage! “oh boy”

    Celtics will be there in the playoffs,not worried in the slightest.
    I don’t worry about the lakers, I have great fun picking on the fans that put them in the finals during preseason.

    • pantsfreezone - Dec 20, 2012 at 4:12 PM

      They will be there in the playoffs. 8th seed and out after they get swept. Enjoy.

  10. glink123 - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Who’s Jason Terry?

  11. andyhr17 - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Way to toss your unbiased opinion in the title of the article, Kurt.

  12. jek84 - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    “You mean you think someone should be willing to take less money and maybe a one-year contract to stay with the team where he won a ring rather than jump ship to a team where he thinks he can win another?”

    Allen rejected a two-year, $12 million offer to return to the Celtics and accepted a three-year deal with the Miami Heat, who were limited to their mid-level exception amount of slightly more than $3 million per season.

    • pantsfreezone - Dec 20, 2012 at 4:14 PM

      Reading comprehension is not high on your list of priorities is it?

  13. joroberts10 - Dec 20, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    That awkward moment when you realize the article that was supposed to be about Terry bashing Allen actually says nothing about Allen….

  14. asublimeday - Dec 20, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Guys, guys… Neither of your prima Donna teams are winning a champ this year.

  15. bigt12789 - Dec 20, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Wow Kurt, you truly are a Gentleman and a Scholar. I sure wish I had the brainpower to interpret a quote in which Terry doesn’t name any players as being directed towards Ray Allen. God forbid he could have been talking about any of the other players in the league that left a struggling team to chase a championship. You stretched that quote so damn thin its transparent at this point. Stay classy Kurt, it’s really working for you

    • Kurt Helin - Dec 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM

      For the record, look at — the Celtics home channel — and see how they read the quote.

      • bigt12789 - Dec 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

        Alright, my apologies for jumping the gun and thinking you were the first to imply that the quote was directed at Ray. But that does”t change the fact that he could have just as easily been talking about any of the other player’s in the league who have jumped teams in the hope of getting a championship. I agree that Jet needs to stop talking and start working on his spot-up shooting, but unless there is more of the quote that isn’t being shown then the headline just seems like an attempt to keep the Ray vs. the Celtics feud going.

  16. dirtydavis - Dec 20, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    I would rather have my family live in Miami….
    Miami> Boston..

  17. scalfor3 - Dec 20, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Kurt probably beats off to Lebron’s stupid barbershop commercial

    • bozosforall - Dec 21, 2012 at 12:01 AM

      Scabwhore3 and the rest of the Puh C suck ups definitely beat off to anything Boston male sports related…until they have an extended losing streak, at which point they stop watching…until the next band wagon party starts.

      • scalfor3 - Dec 21, 2012 at 2:03 AM

        I’ve been bestowed an insulting nickname! I’ve never been so proud

      • bozosforall - Dec 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM

        Not near as proud as your mom was when you got perfect attendance for your ballet class.

      • southbeachtalent - Dec 21, 2012 at 12:47 PM

        @ scalfor3 aka Scabwhore3,

        The first time is always special.

      • bozosforall - Dec 22, 2012 at 12:13 AM

        Too bad he is still waiting for “the first time”…unless you count him being reamed in the Boston locker room by the assistant trainer.

  18. southbeachtalent - Dec 20, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    ahhh good ole PBT and the LeBron/Heat/Helin “jokes” (term used loosely).. Reminds me of middle school..

    Where’s cantondumb’s contribution? This story did mention the Heat? odd….

    celticsxxx = moron

    jek84 = double moron

    that is all.

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Dec 20, 2012 at 4:14 PM

      Love that it’s going bad for Terry and the Celtics so soon.

      • kinggw - Dec 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM

        It makes it even better that Ray Allen has far and away outplayed Terry this season when many of the so called experts said that the C’s were right to let Allen go because Terry is the better player at this stage in his career.

    • celticsxxx - Dec 21, 2012 at 1:06 AM

      The only moron is the guy comparing a one year contract for Terry with Allens 6 million per year for 2-3 offer. Actually, you’re a moron as well. Can’t wait to see where you’re hamstrung contract driven team is in a few years. Might as well start saying goodbye to Lebron now.

  19. franchiseplaya - Dec 20, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    I kind of like that Kurt is responding to some of the comments. He’s often a punching bag on here (sometimes for good reason). it would be refreshing to see him defend some of his writing more often but then I think he’d never get any other work done.

    • thebigcaptain2011 - Dec 20, 2012 at 4:19 PM

      I appreciate his responses too, but NBC Sports and PBT cut his checks, not us. The only people he needs to explain himself is to them. Now if people stop reading his articles, once again he will need to answer to NBC.
      -By the way, to those complaining: Read some of the blogs on BSPN. Then maybe you will stop complaining about the bloggers on here.

  20. fanz928 - Dec 20, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Jason is the dude that want to go to heats but Allen is just a bigger name than him

  21. paulhargis53 - Dec 20, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    king: Season is only 1/4 of the way through. Rays ankles may feel different around game 60.

    To the other turd: You must have a cracked crystal ball, huh? Making predictions 25 games in? You must be a laker/heat fan. You’re 2 fanbases are the only idiots that want to make predictions early.

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Dec 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

      Didn’t you predict the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team wouldn’t win the Gold Medal at the London Olympics just about every day before and during the Olympics last summer?

      Listen , I’m not judging the wisdom of your prediction (although, seriously). Just pointing put that you had no problems making predictions yourself.

      I predict a nasty response.

      • bozosforall - Dec 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM

        I predict that once again, New England/Boston sports fans will be named the whiniest, lamest and most fair-weather fans on the planet. Pudhummer will once again be named the best knob jobber in the Puh C’s locker room.

  22. paulhargis53 - Dec 21, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    1972: I didn’t say my crystal ball wasn’t cracked did I? I actually said that about the Olympics because I got sick of the fake patriotism asscociated with that team.

    Scalfor: Don’t be proud, he only nicknames guys he has a crush on. What he says in his posts are his homoerotic fantasies. He’s on here cruising for dates.

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