Ray Allen not invited to join 2008 Celtics teammate reunion vacation

"To go with the enemy, that’s unheard-of in sports."

Ray Allen celebrates during a game against the Lakers.
Ray Allen celebrates during a game against the Lakers. –Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Rajon Rondo is not over Ray Allen leaving the Celtics for the Heat. According to Rondo, neither are some of his former Celtics teammates.

In a new piece from The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, Rondo outlined why Allen wasn’t invited to a vacation that several of the 2008 Celtics are planning to take together. As Rondo explains it, the overall rift with Allen — who left Boston for Miami in free agency in 2012 — runs deeper than the one he personally has:

People think we had a messed-up relationship. It’s not the greatest. But it’s not just me. I called and reached out to a couple of other vets and asked them what they wanted to do with the situation. They told me to stick with what we got [without Allen].

A quote attributed to an unidentified member of the ’08 Celtics championship team cut to the crux of the issue.

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“I mean, Ray left. He left to the enemy.”

Read the entire story at The Undefeated.

Rondo also explained the nature of the reunion, which will reportedly occur this year:

“This is going to an out-of-the-country thing at an undisclosed location,” Rondo said. “We’re going to get it together, enjoy life, reflect and check on each other. Next year will be the 10-year reunion, but I’m going to do it this summer.”

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