Udonis Haslem critical of Ray Allen's ex-Celtics teammates


When Paul Pierce had his number retired in Boston, Ray Allen wasn’t there. Allen said he wasn’t even invited, though Pierce made it sound like he was.

Based on the way things have gone over the years, it wouldn’t be stunning if Allen wasn’t at the Celtics’ retirement of Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 next season.

But there was another number retirement ceremony Allen was invited to and recently attended — Miami’s retirement of Dwyane Wade’s No. 3

In the course of the Heat’s celebration on Friday leading up to Saturday’s jersey retirement, Wade addressed some of his teammates in attendance — including Allen, to whom Wade said, “We thought Boston sent you over here to be a spy.”

That’s when Udonis Haslem chimed in.

“We was worried,” he said to Allen. “But once we knew you was one of us, it was all love, baby. If (Allen’s ex-Celtics teammates) got a problem with you, they still got a problem with us then. Whatever that is. Whatever they want to do. We old. D-Wade retired, CB (Chris Bosh) retired. We got nothing to do but fight, so if they wanna fight, we can fight.”

100% REAL#HEATCulture pic.twitter.com/2OaGbXHGrT

— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 22, 2020

Now, Garnett has expressed how he and his old Celtics teammates have respect for Wade, LeBron James and those who play with them in Miami when the two teams battled. But there’s no “fraternizing.”

“They don’t (expletive) with us, we don’t (expletive) with them,” Garnett said back in December. “But it’s cool though. It’s a mutual understanding, in which we have respect for each other. … We go to All-Star games, they’re on that side, we’re right here.”

Point is, don’t be shocked if someone responds to Haslem’s comments.

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