The Jay Graves Report

Why the ’08 Celtics are bein’ petty and simply hatin’ on Ray Allen! “Hypocrisy”

Man ain't that some.... Photo: Boston Globe

Durin’ the “Area 21” segment of TNT’s playoff coverage Kevin Garnett had his former Celtics teammates, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins and Glen “Big Baby” Davis on the show. While the fellas were sittin’ around choppin’ it up the subject of boyz makin’ amends with Ray Allen came up because next year will mark the 10 year anniversary of their NBA title together and they’re plannin’ a reunion. Obviously, Ray hasn’t been invited.  The TNT crew asked them when they were goin’ to squash the beef with ole boy for leavin’ and goin’ to the enemy.

Kendrick broke it down like this, “I just feel like, it ain’t what Ray did, it’s how he did it. We did form a family. We all shed tears together, talked about some of the deepest things — I’m talking about outside of basketball that the world don’t know about. If you felt like you wanted to go that way and [sign with a rival], I just think he could have handled it a different way.”

Then Paul Pierce chimed in with, “I was initially hurt by the whole way everything went down. … I thought we formed a brotherhood here in Boston. Just how we carried ourselves, not only on the court, but off the court. And I just figured if it was me leaving or KG leaving, then I would have been like, ‘Rondo, Perk, Baby, this is what I’ve been thinking about.’ That’s what I was hurt by when Ray didn’t just at least give us a heads-up about it.”

KG was like, “Everybody’s asking us, ‘Where’s Ray?’ People don’t understand that this is real life for us. “The situation with Ray is very sensitive. I think that when we all talked about doing this reunion tour, we were talking about guys who we consider loyal and part of this group. Just being honest, my two cents, when Ray decided to go to the Heat, I felt like he moved on. And he went to pursue another ring, he got another ring, shouts to him. And that’s it. There was no other Wizards, it wasn’t no other Spurs, it wasn’t no other Heat. It was all Celtics invited to this.”

Okay bruh, let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! All of these duns are bein’ petty. All of these cats have played for multiple teams. Why? Because it’s a business! KG left Minnesota to play in Boston then went back to Minnesota. Rondo played in Boston, Dallas, Sacremento and Chicago. Kendrick played in Boston, OKC, Cleveland and New Orleans. Big Baby found his way to Boston, Orlando and LA and Paul played in Boston, Brooklyn, Washington and LA.

For whatever reason they left each of those teams, they left and I’m quite sure that they didn’t call all of their teammates on each of those teams to tell them why they were leavin’. So to act like Ray Allen owes them an apology is asinine. It’s a business and it’s all about takin’ advantage of opportunities that come your way. If Ray wanted to dip he didn’t need to holler at anybody but his wife to make that decision. It’s called free agency bruh and it’s called professional sports.

Every one of these cats keep sayin’ that ole boy should have hollered at them about it first. Why? He didn’t need to get permission from them to make a decision about what he wanted to do. This was a business relationship not an emotional one. What’s the first rule of business? “Leave your emotions at the door because it’s business! It ain’t personal!”

These fully grown men need to come up off of that foolishness because if it were okay for them to play in multiple cities then it was okay for Ray to dip and do what he wanted to do to. Boyz are just mad that Ray left and won another championship and they didn’t if we’re really goin’ to be honest.

That’s the Pistons bein’ mad at Rodman for goin’ to play with Jordan and tellin’ him that he’s not invited back to the 1989 and ’90 reunions. Give me a break! Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

2) Dip: verb – to leave

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!