Rivalries are created for many different reasons. The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat generated a rivalry due to their success over the past 5 years. LeBron James' distaste for Boston comes from his time in Cleveland. Now the rivalry has shifted and it's the Brooklyn Nets and Miami that do not like each other. LeBron James fired the first salvo in this new Eastern Conference rivalry.
The movement of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn has made them an immediate threat to Miami's strangle hold on the Eastern Conference throne. LeBron James, decided to defend his very own teammate who left Boston for Miami last summer: Ray Allen.
Ray Allen was greeted with cold shoulders and nasty looks, mainly by Kevin Garnett, when he returned to the TD Garden last season. Now LeBron thinks Garnett's behavior is rather hypocritical considering his new address in New York.
I think it's OK, I didn't mind it. But there were a couple guys who basically (expletive) on Ray for leaving and now they're leaving. That's the nature of our business, man. I don't know what Boston was going through at the end of the day.
Pierce fired back saying "I left Boston?" Intimating that he was traded and did not make the decision himself to leave, unlike Ray Allen. While Kevin Garnett asked the media to "Tell LeBron to worry about Miami."
It's obvious the rivalry has begun before the beginning of the year. It will be a fun year watching the former Celtics, both on the Heat and the Nets. Those games will be must watch TV this year.
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