|Posted by paul on July 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM|
The Dino Media continue to have themselves a festival of love for (sports) traitor Ray Allen. CSNNE is carrying Allen's Heat press conference today. !! The Herald's Joe Fitzgerald declares that "Allen Leaves Boston As A Class Act." !! Fitzgerald's main point seems to be that the Celtics weren't loyal to Allen, so the team shouldn't expect Allen's to be loyal. Doesn't it seem like Allen's defenders are late comers to this kind of Ainge criticism? They are Born Again critics of Ainge? Meanwhile, the Globe's Washburn opines that both sides are at fault in the Ray Allen debacle, but spends almost the entire article defending Allen. Washburn even dishes out this whopper:
Allen slipped away quietly but with a piercing message to the Celtics.
Oh? That was quiet? Washburn also makes this startling claim about Allen's purported stoic silence:
In one of his final acts of professionalism as a Celtic, Ray Allen remained silent during all the chatter as the team struggled to a losing record at the All-Star break.
A similar comment is made by Fitzgerald in his Herald article:
And if, as self-described insiders now contend, he was unhappy because of personal issues with the team, he buttoned his lips, never seeking out a microphone to tell the world how “disrespected” he felt, to borrow a phrase from Fenway Park
So all those endless leaks, feasted on by Dino 'Journos', about how unhappy Allen was, and how awful Rondo was, those most definitely didn't emanate from Allen? That's interesting, because I think there was a similar feel to some of the past Celtics scuttlebutt and current Allen defense background info. I get the feeling that he wasn't a silently suffering hero at all. I think he was a typical politician, leaking the nasty stuff he wanted to see out in public, while pretending to keep his own hands clean.
And isn't it interesting that many of Allen's staunchest defenders seem to be virulent Rondo critics? Remember learning about sets in high school math class? These would be heavily overlapping sets, wouldn't they? Rondo haters and Allen defenders? See, I think that is what this is really all about. I think this Ray Allen controversey is really just one more battle by the diehards who don't like the Rise of Rondo. Rondo played so brilliantly at the end of last season and in the playoffs that it's hard to take him on directly. We'll hear a lot more about this as the season goes on, if Ray happens to do well and Rondo happens to struggle, as he surely will at times.