By Danny Picard
BOSTON — Without Ray Allen, there is no party.
That’s something the 2008 Boston Celtics need to understand, as they plan a 10-year anniversary destination vacation.
Rajon Rondo is running the trip, which, according to ESPN’s Marc Spears, will be at an undisclosed international location. Rondo talked with Spears recently about not inviting Allen, referencing Allen’s decision to “go with the enemy” when he left the Celtics to sign with the Miami Heat in the summer of 2012. Rondo didn’t have the best relationship with Allen, but the former C’s point guard implied to Spears that he was just following orders from “a couple of the other vets” when deciding not to extend the invite to Allen.
It’s not a stretch to believe “the other vets” that Rondo was referring to are Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The breakup of the “Big Three” was well-documented, and clearly the bad blood — from the Celtics’ side at least — still exists.
But as much as I love watching Pierce and Garnett continue to bleed green, they look awfully foolish in this situation. Because without Allen, there wouldn’t even be a championship party to attend. For there would be no championship.