RONDO BEING RONDO
Friction with Rondo plays role in Allen’s departure
Friction between Rondo and fellow guard Ray Allen, which Allen said began in 2009, ultimately played a role in Allen deciding to leave the Celtics and sign with the Heat after the 2012 season.
Allen said their relationship began to fall apart when they were reported to be part of a trade to Phoenix in 2009 and Allen called Rondo about it. Then, as Rondo became a more prominent player in the Celtics’ offense, Allen’s role began to diminish, and Allen reportedly believed Rondo overlooked him at times on the court.