The 2008 Celtics are finally doing something that isn’t petty.
Rajon Rondo was planning a reunion vacation for that championship team while specifically not inviting Ray Allen. Allen ruffled feathers by leaving Boston for the Heat, and many Celtics held a grudge.
But Paul Pierce eventually said it’s time to move on, and now Rondo is also ready.
Rondo said Allen has an open invitation to join his former teammates this summer.
“Everybody [on the team] is invited,” he said.
This is how it should be. Allen was a free agent, free to sign with Miami or wherever he wanted. Not that it should matter here, but the Celtics tried to trade him before he left. And Pierce and Kevin Garnett also left Boston, Pierce talking Garnett into waiving his no-trade clause to facilitate a move to the Nets.
It’s not clear how Garnett, another leader in the charge against Allen, feels about welcoming him. But, presumably, he’ll take a cue from Rondo. Garnett probably won’t be the one calling Allen with the trip details, though.
The big question now: Who gives Scot Pollard the itinerary?