James suggest KG and Pierce owed Allen an apology.
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Garnett has told LeBron James to focus on the Miami Heat after his recent comments on his decision to quit the Boston Celtics.
After Ray Allen left the Celtics last summer, both Garnett and Paul Pierce were publicly bitter about his decision to leave and join Miami and felt betrayed by his choice.
Garnett told the media that he had lost his former team-mate’s number, while Pierce said that he still hadn’t forgiven him.
However, with both men and Doc Rivers being traded by the Celtics this summer, James questioned why the trio weren’t under more scrutiny for doing exactly the same thing that Allen did last year.
However, while Pierce reminded him that he had been dealt by the franchise and didn’t leave as a free agent, Garnett had a few more words for his rival.
“Tell LeBron to worry about Miami. It has nothing to do with Celtic business,” he is quoted as saying by ESPN.
James’ comments were inevitably going to draw a response from the two outspoken veterans, who will now hope to lead the Brooklyn Nets to success and in the process dethrone the reigning champions from Miami.
The 28-year-old insisted that he can relate to their decisions after his own high-profile case when leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2010.
However, he still questioned “a couple of guys who basically [expletive] on Ray for leaving, and now they’re leaving”. Nevertheless, he admitted that he understood that they are doing what is best for their careers and their families, but Garnett undoubtedly didn’t take too kindly to him becoming involved in the situation.