Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett says Miami Heat’s LeBron James should worry about his own team.
Earlier in the week James said that Garnett and Paul Pierce should apologize for their criticism of Ray Allen for departing Boston and then leaving the Celtics themselves.
“Tell LeBron to worry about Miami. It has nothing to do with Celtic business,” Garnett said in response.
“I left Boston?” Pierce said when asked about James’ comments, hinting that the Celtics let him go as free agent.
Garnett and Pierce were upset that Allen left the Celtics for the Heat last offseason. Pierce said he hadn’t forgiven Allen for leaving Boston, and KG said he lost his phone number and didn’t communicate with him anymore.
“I think the first thing I thought was, ‘Wow, Ray got killed for leaving Boston, and now these guys are leaving Boston,'” James said. “I think it’s OK; I didn’t mind it. But there were a couple guys who basically [expletive] on Ray for leaving, and now they’re leaving.
“That’s the nature of our business, man. I don’t know what Boston was going through at the end of the day. I know Ray had to make the best decision for him and his family and his career. Doc [Rivers, former Celtics coach], KG and Paul did that as well. You can’t criticize someone who does something that’s best for their family.”