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Oct 12, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett (left) and Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce look on before the first half of the preseason game against the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron, Wade Call Out Pierce And Garnett

Remember when the Boston Celtics were calling Ray Allen “Benedict Allen”, for electing to sign with the Miami Heat last summer? And then Kevin Garnett said he had “lost” Allen’s phone number.

Well here’s his exact quote from September of last year:

“I don’t have Ray’s number anymore,” Garnett said at the Celtics’ media day Friday. “I’m not trying to communicate. I’m just being honest with everybody in here. … It’s just what it is.

[ESPN]

Well, the Heat face the Brooklyn Nets today in preseason action and Dwyane Wade and LeBron James don’t forget anything. They made sure to point that out.

[via ESPN]

“I think the first thing I thought was, ‘Wow, Ray got killed for leaving Boston and now these guys are leaving Boston,’” James said.

“I think it’s OK; I didn’t mind it. But there were a couple guys who basically [expletive] on Ray for leaving, and now they’re leaving. That’s the nature of our business, man. I don’t know what Boston was going through at the end of the day. I know Ray had to make the best decision for him and his family and his career. Doc, KG and Paul did that as well. You can’t criticize someone who does something that’s best for their family….

“We all know the world, how it works,” Wade said. “The biggest thing is Ray is happy [in Miami]. If they’re happy in Brooklyn, then let them be happy. People say things about people when they do something when they themselves would do the same thing. It’s about putting yourself in the best situation, and at the end of the day we all do that. You can’t really say anything about someone that does it for themselves.”

 I know it’s a business, but last season both Pierce and Garnett were acting like Allen had betrayed them.
Lastly, let’s take a look back at one of my favorite quotes of all-time. Take it away Udonis Haslem…
“Paul who?” Haslem told reporters at Friday’s afternoon practice, according to Michael Wallace of ESPN. “Man, ain’t nobody paying them dudes no attention, man. You know what studio gangster is? Look up that, look up the definition of studio gangster. I’m here to play basketball. First of all, I don’t tweet. So I wouldn’t know what he tweeted if you guys didn’t tell me.”

Tags: Brooklyn Nets Dwyane Wade Kevin Garnett LeBron James Miami Heat NBA NBA Offseason Paul Pierce

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