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Ray Allen disses Kevin Garnett at NBA’s 75th Anniversary ceremony

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The NBA celebrated its 75th-anniversary team on Sunday night. The league held a special moment for these special players at the All-Star Game at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were in attendance. Allen did not recognize Garnett during the ceremony at halftime.

Former NBA player Kevin Garnett attempts a free throw against the Milwaukee Bucks in a preseason game
Kevin Garnett attempts a free throw against the Milwaukee Bucks in a preseason game (Getty Images)

Garnett was not pleased with his gesture. It seemed like their beef was over, but apparently, not.

It is not clear if the two players may have talked behind closed doors after the ceremony. Or they went their separate ways.

But clearly, Garnett was not pleased with the diss.

“I’ve been very vocal on my distaste for what Ray did, that was real for everybody that was involved,” Garnett told the Boston Globe in April 2020. “That’s real life. We was in a real beef with Miami at the time and very similar to if someone was to go from the Lakers to the Celtics, and vice versa. No one will speak on the underlyings of it, but that was a real thing. Miami and Boston. That was a real thing.

“Ray made a decision; I wouldn’t expect Ray to be at anything of mine. And vice versa. If I see him, I’ll speak. I’ll say hello to his family like always. He knows that decision altered and made us all feel different.”

These two players have been arguing with one another for years. However, last year when it was announced that both men would be a part of the 75th-anniversary team, Garnett congratulated Allen on social media.

“I never had any ill will towards Kevin,” Allen said. “This is not a two-way argument or debate. This is him. He dug his heels in the sand and he decided I’m not a brother of his anymore and so I said ‘cool.’”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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