Ray Allen brushes off Celtics talk, says it's a 'shame' KG won't talk to him

By Royce Young | NBA writer
Ray Allen don't care. (Getty Images

If anybody understands the noise coming from Boston, it's Ray Allen.

And that's probably why he's able to brush it off so effortlessly.

After Kevin Garnett said he cut ties with Allen, even deleting his phone number, and Paul Pierce saying he wished the sharpshooter would've gone to the Clippers, Allen basically dismissed it fairly simply. Via Fox Sports Florida:

"That's a shame. I'm a good person to talk to on the phone," Allen said. Then he took the high road.

"I've been around long enough to know that when you speak, sometimes what you say, I don't know how many miles apart we are, sometimes the translation gets mixed up," Allen said. "If I even was still (with the Celtics), I probably wouldn't talk to him much over the summer. We're friends regardless of what happened ... I'm not worried about it.''

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"I'm not really worried about it," Allen said of all negativity coming out of Boston since his exit. "I think I've been in weird trade situations over the last couple of years. You always felt like you had one foot in and one foot out."

The Celtics, led by Garnett, have always had a very us-versus-them mentality. Either you're with them, or you're dead to them. And Allen, once an ubuntu brother, is now an enemy.

Allen, though, says he's still friends with Garnett. That may be so ... outside of basketball. Because on the court, Garnett and the Celtics mostly view Allen as a traitor, someone who took less money to go play for their biggest current Eastern rival and the team that stopped their championship chances last season.

If you're wondering, Celtics versus Heat, Oct. 30, in Miami. That should be fun.

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