The 2008 Boston Celtics might go down as the pettiest championship team in NBA history.
Former Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, can’t believe the team still feels some type of way about Ray Allen signing with the Miami Heat in 2012.
Rivers, who is the head coach of the LA Clippers, said Saturday that he wants to help mend relationships between his former Celtics players.
“[Kevin Garnett] is getting his jersey retired next year, and I’m hoping everyone is there,” Rivers said Saturday, via ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. “I’ll make the right calls — that doesn’t mean the right things will happen.”
Paul Pierce has already worked to repair things between some Boston players and Allen. Back in 2017, Allen took to Instagram to post a pic of himself and Allen together.
The Celtics and Heat were bitter rivals in the early 2010s. Before LeBron James signed with the Heat, he had trouble getting past the Celtics in the playoffs.
With the passing of Kobe Bryant and Garnett going into the Basketball Hall of Fame, if there ever was a time to let go of a grudge, it’s now.