Rondo Rips Ray Allen For Using His Name For Publicity

Time to get the band back together

Rondo Rips Ray Allen For Using His Name For Publicity

For years, former Boston Celtics players Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo have been at odds with Ray Allen after his decision to leave the franchise and sign with the hated Miami Heat back in 2012.

Back in May of 2017, Kevin Garnett had five members from the Celtics’ 2008 championship team reunite on his ‘Area 21′ show on TNT, and Ray Allen was not one of them. Rajon Rondo caused quite the stir when he stated Allen would not be invited. It was enough to make Pierce uncomfortable.

“Now it’s uncomfortable,” Pierce continued. “I haven’t talked to Ray in some years now.

A few months ago, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen finally talked out their differences and buried the hatchet.

Ray Allen has a new book coming out and most of the excerpts released have been about Rajon Rondo. After hearing how often his name’s been mentioned, Rondo is now saying he wants a cut from any sales Allen gets.

 ESPN detail:

In “From the Outside: My Journey through Life and the Game I Love,” which will be published March 27, Allen, who retired from the NBA in 2014, writes that Chris Paul would have been a Celtic in 2011, but coach Doc Rivers wouldn’t send Rondo to New Orleans because of Rivers’ friendship with then-Pelicans coach Monty Williams.

“He just wants attention,” Rondo told The Boston Globe. “I need actually some sales from (the book), only (publicity) it’s been getting is from my name. I need some percentage or something. His people contact my people or something. The only pub I’ve been hearing about is when he mentions my name.”

“Obviously that man is hurting,” Rondo said of Allen. “I don’t know if it’s financially, I don’t know if it’s mentally. He wants to stay relevant. I am who I am. I don’t try to be something I’m not. I can’t say the same for him. He’s looking for attention. I’m a better human being than that. I take accountability for my actions.”

But Rondo told the newspaper he would not be against talking to Allen and trying to mend fences. “I just want to talk to him man-to-man. I don’t have a problem with the man,” Rondo said.

“I’ll be the fall guy, but damn, now you in the book talking about this and that. And for me as a teammate, I probably supported (Allen) more than anybody on the team, all (his stuff) that (he) had going on in Boston. I wasn’t mad that he went to Miami.”

Just another chapter in the strained relationship between the two former teammates.

Viewers reacted:

Zack Fielder How tf would Ray Allen ever need to use Rondo for publicity or relevance? Ray Allen still comes up in conversation, Rondo hardly ever did, even during his best days

Adam Batista Rondo… he would use someone else’s name if it was about being relevant you fool… ray is a future hall of famer. You, are not.

Robert Ritter Ray is one of the best 3-pt shooters of all time what are you Rondo??? Ill wait

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