MIAMI — Does it really have to be like this?KG's reaction, or lack thereof, isn't exactly a secret - was Shank expecting KG to send flowers and a box of chocolates?
Ray Allen didn’t like losing his starting job in Boston (to Avery Bradley - ed.). Ray didn’t like Rajon Rondo. He didn’t feel appreciated by the Celtics.
So Ray made a deal with the hoop devil. He signed with the Miami Heat.
And now Kevin Garnett gives him the Sicilian “you’re dead to me’’ attitude.
Allen’s role as a reserve with the Heat is somewhat amusing to Celtics fans who trash him for leaving because he was no longer a starter in Boston. Still, it’s understandable why he would go to Miami: it’s a shot at another ring, he’ll always be open, and the weather is significantly better than it was in his last four basketball outposts: Boston, Seattle, Milwaukee, and Storrs, Conn.There's a wee bit more to the story than Shank lets onto, which may be understandable, given that this is Shank's first column on the subject.
Let's go ahead and watch the butchering of what's left of the column:
But the takeaway moment of opening night was the Big Chill from Garnett. It was a cold moment, almost Red Sox-ian.Has anyone figured out why Shank needs to insert a Red Sox reference into nearly all of his columns?
And it made you wonder . . . why does it always end badly in Boston?You know something? I wonder about that myself. You might want to ask Nomar Garciaparra about that. Or Manny Ramirez, or Theo Epstein, or Pedro Martinez, or Curt Schilling, or Roger Clemens, or...