If LeBron James wants to rope himself into the back-and-forth (or, for that matter, the silent treatment) that has accompanied the breakup of the Celtics’ Big Three, that’s just fine — Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce will take shots at him as well.
Garnett and Pierce had brief but pointed words for the Heat star this week after James accused the two of getting a break when they left Boston while former teammate Ray Allen was criticized heavily after departing as a free agent the year before. James suggested a double standard, as Allen has been reviled even though Garnett and Pierce both played a hand in their leaving, too.
Garnett was not terribly concerned with James’ opinion.
“Tell LeBron to worry about Miami,” he said, according to ESPN.com. “It has nothing to do with Celtic business.”
Pierce played coy, falling back on the argument that he was traded with seemingly no say in the decision.
“I left Boston?” he simply asked.
Garnett and Pierce were both critical of Allen for jumping ship on the Big Three before president of basketball operations Danny Ainge finally and completely blew up the team this summer by letting coach Doc Rivers go to the Clippers and trading Garnett and Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets. James pointed that out in his comments this week while also noting that, well, he himself has gotten some criticism for leaving a team once before.
Garnett and Pierce seem perfectly ready to continue the testiness.
Oh, you can never get too carried away.
Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) October 18, 2013
That is pretty cool.
Pretty cool to think that the presumptive Cy Young winners, Kershaw and Scherzer, will be pitching Game 6s on the road facing elimination.—
Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) October 18, 2013
Alcohol and fire have never mixed well.