Former Boston Celtics and current Brooklyn Nets Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce came under fire from the Miami Heat’s LeBron James this week. James called the two hypocritical for criticizing Ray Allen for leaving Boston for Miami in the summer of 2012, then leaving Boston themselves a year later.
“I think the first thing I thought was, ‘Wow, Ray got killed for leaving Boston, and now these guys are leaving Boston,'” was James’s exact quote. “I think it’s OK; I didn’t mind it. But there were a couple guys who basically s— on Ray for leaving, and now they’re leaving.”
Garnett and Pierce were asked about James’s comments after the 86-62 Nets victory last night over the Heat, and both responded about how you’d expect.
“Tell LeBron to worry about the Miami Heat,” Garnett said when asked to respond. “He has nothing to do with Celtics business.”
Garnett then slapped the table at the podium before saying, “next question.”
“I left Boston?” Pierce said incredulously when asked about LeBron’s comments. “I left Boston? No, I’m asking you (the reporter).”
Pierce then, without having heard Garnett’s response, mimiced his long-time teammate. “Okay then, next question.”
When pressed, Pierce later added that he didn’t even know what James’s comments were. “I don’t watch too much TV, I don’t read the papers too much. I’m at home too busy playing with my kids.”