Are the Boston Celtics set to reunite a band of brothers?
The C’s have invited Ray Allen to attend Kevin Garnett’s number retirement ceremony, The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn reported Thursday night via Twitter.
Allen has been all but exiled from the Celtics family since 2011, when he left Boston for the Miami Heat in free agency, and his attendance would represent the end of a long-running feud between him and Garnett.
“The #Celtics are using the KG retirement ceremony as a chance to reunite the 2008 championship team,” Washburn wrote in a tweet. “Ray Allen has been invited to the ceremony on Sunday.”
A potential reconciliation between Allen and Garnett has been in the cards since last month, when Allen, Garnett and fellow Celtics legend Paul Pierce posed together for a photo at the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.
The Celtics will retire Garnett’s No. 5 to the TD Garden rafters Sunday. Should Allen accept Boston’s invitation to attend, it undoubtedly will be an emotional public reunion, from which sports fans everywhere might benefit.