It was recently revealed that Former Celtic Rajon Rondo told Ray Allen and the rest of his teammates that he carried their team to a championship in 2008 in Allen’s new book. Aside from this situation, Allen detailed how his relationship with Rondo was bad for the most part during their tenure in Boston together.
Allen said to Rondo that they would both be getting traded to the Suns in 2009 because they couldn’t get along. Rondo took offense to this news by Danny Ainge and addressed it in the Celtics’ practice the following day. Rondo accussed Allen of blaming him for the potential trade but Allen said he was just the messenger.
In the 2010 season, Rondo took offense to Allen offering to help with his struggling 60% free throw attempts. Allen said that Rondo had a bothered look on his face and from that point, he didn’t want to help Rondo with anything again. He went on to say that he can’t help anybody who doesn’t want to help himself.
Tension carried over into the 2011-12 season. Allen detailed how Rondo wasn’t receiving any more passes from him, even when he was wide open. This reached its climax when the two started yelling at each other in the locker room after a regular season game vs Indiana. Rondo claimed that Allen was jealous of him and that he wanted Allen gone in the offseason. Allen replied by saying he was going to leave anyway and that’s what he did when he signed with the rival Miami Heat.
Allen closed the topic of Rondo by explaining how he tried to kill the beef when that season was nearing its end but Rondo said “I got 11 games to play with you and that’s it.”