Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen Remains Most Awkward Breakup in NBA History

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2022 NBA All-Star Game
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The NBA honored the 75 greatest players of the league's first 75 years on Sunday during halftime of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. Among those honored were former Boston Celtics teammates Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. After Allen was introduced fans were treated to a hilarious reminder that their union did not end on good terms.

Allen completely ignored Pierce and Garnett and instead dapped up a very happy LeBron James. The looks on the faces of Pierce and Garnett are priceless. Garnett looking at him before lifting his head. Pierce looking up and then peeking down and maybe pretending to write something on a pad of paper that wasn't there.

All of that would have been plenty, but the look on LeBron's face really drives it home. Does he know how much torment this is causing his former foes? He has to. He's known since he convinced Allen to spurn Pierce, KG and Boston to join him in Miami a decade ago. The wounds are obviously still fresh. As is the salt certain people are happy to pour on them.