According to reports and interviews from Celtics principal owner Wyc Grousbeck after the Ray Allen debacle this week, Kevin Garnett came to Boston because he wanted to play with Ray Allen five years earlier. However, he stayed after five years because he wanted to play with Rajon Rondo.
If you were one of the lucky people who follow this blog and have read the cockamamie humor book Rajon Rondo: Superstar, this does not come as a surprise.
Grousbeck stated the obvious. If you look at the body language of KG toward Shorty, you see it in their chemistry and dynamic. After all, for the 2012 team picture, they sat together in the front row-competitive over the seat choice.
Ray Allen went to the other end of the bench, wanting nothing to do with their antics.
Was Ray Allen jealous of the relationship of Rondo to Garnett? It was like the faithful wife has been abandoned for the brassy young trophy player.
You used to see this kind of "bromance" in 19th century American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne surprised everyone in Boston when he befriended a hotshot young writer named Herman Melville.
The aging veteran of writers in Boston had already written The Scarlet Letter, and he wanted to make sure that Melville finished his masterpiece called Moby Dick.
Shorty and KG want to write another masterpiece-and Ray Allen couldn't stand to read another book of Shorty stories.
Like Henry James, the great American writer from Boston who left his nation to go to another country to write his great works, Ray Allen is abandoning Celtic Nation to try his penmanship in Miami.
Who ever thought the great Boston writers of the 19th century had as much in common with the great Boston Celtics of the 21st century?