Kevin Garnett’s Area 21 is the best addition to the NBA’s fine suite of TV shows this season. It’s funny, insightful and provides great conversation and flashbacks into mid-00’s basketball.
During today’s show, Garnett invited back some members of his 2008 Boston Celtics Championship winning team in Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins and Glen Davis along with video conferencing in Doc Rivers.
Overall the show was great, but there was one point in the episode that got super real as Garnett, Pierce, Rondo, Perkins and Davis discussed the breakdown in their relationships with Ray Allen.
The overall segment went for over six and a half minutes and basically became an opportunity for all the guys to vent on National TV their feelings about Allen leaving them in 2012 to sign for their fiercest rivals, the Miami Heat.
“It was more than basketball for us… It felt like a sour breakup.”
Pierce, KG, Rondo, Big Baby & Perk share their thoughts on Ray Allen. pic.twitter.com/8JYRWmxm0i
— KG’s Area 21 (@KGArea21) May 9, 2017
Overall the teammates aren’t upset that Ray left, but in the way that he did in not giving them the heads up that he was going to jump ship.
Paul Pierce was hands down the MVP of the segment – hilariously sitting up in his wheelchair, sporting a strong sunglasses-on-whilst-inside game and stating that “It almost felt like you married and you come home and the wife and the kids and the clothes and everything is out of the house. You didn’t get a note or nothing. You didn’t get an Instagram or a Tweet or nothing. They just gone … like, man, that’s wrong right there.”
Rondo awkwardly sitting in on the whole vent session without saying a word had me dyyying also. I guess it’s like what my mom always said – “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
It’ll be interesting if the group end up coming together and ending their feud.
Judging by Allen’s recent post on Facebook, that day may be further away than we hope.