Ray Allen is on a roll. Now he's blaming Danny Ainge for his rift with Rajon Rondo and spilling secrets of another trade that didn't go down.
Green doesn’t matter to Miami Heat’s Ray Allen - Miami Heat - MiamiHerald.com
Allen sat down for three separate one-on-one interviews — with The Miami Herald, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Palm Beach Post — on Thursday to clear the air well before the season opener. He said the friction with Rondo began in 2009 when Rivers and Celtics president Danny Ainge proposed a trade that would have sent Allen and Rondo to Phoenix for Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa and the 14th overall pick in the 2010 draft. Allen said that, at the time, Ainge and Rivers "didn’t get along" with Rondo. "So, I called him and I told him, ‘hey they’re supposedly trading us to Phoenix because you and Danny and Doc don’t get along,’ " Allen said. " ‘So, whatever you can do.’ "So, for some reason, I guess he thought that I was … that I had something against him, or there were some issues. And I had no issues with him. I won with him." Now, Allen says if Rondo "had issue with me, that’s on him." "I have a way of going about doing my job that, I want everyone to come and play their hardest and come in and do their job and I can’t, I don’t worry myself with things I can’t control," Allen said.
I'm sorry, but ...he doth protest too much, methinks. It is everyone's fault but his own.
It sounds like Allen isn't accustomed to feeling this much heat (pun sadly intended) and criticism and he's trying to justify himself in any way possible. So what was once an in-house issue, is now his dirty laundry to air however he wants to paint himself in as positive light as he can. Sorry, but I'm not feeling this latest blame game from Allen.
Just once I'd like to hear him take accountability for his part in the Rondo rift. I haven't heard that yet.
Urge to boo rising.