Could one of the longest-running feuds in basketball finally be coming to an end? By the looks of the seating plans for the looming induction of Boston Celtics small forward legend Paul Pierce into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, it might even have already ended.
The last title team in Celtics history, won by the big three of Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen, has been at odds since Allen left Boston to join the Miami Heat in 2012. The Truth and Jesus Shuttlesworth have since made amends, but the ire between Allen and KG has lingered on. But, a recent video from our friends at CLNS Media in attendance for Pierce’s big night showed something pretty surprising — The Big Ticket and the UConn product are seated next to one another.
Does this signal an end to one of the most enduring grudges in league history? We certainly hope so, even if they never manage to recapture the spirit of “ubuntu” that brought them together to win Banner 17 in 2008.
Many just want to be able to enjoy that moment as fans without diving into drama, and with a little luck, that moment might just have arrived. Watch the video embedded above, and decide for yourself what might be about to go down.
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Source: Yahoo Sports