There is clearly no love lost between members of the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat after a small war of words hashed out in recent days.
While the relationship between the two sides was already testy considering both teams will likely be vying for the Eastern Conference Championship this season, things sparked up yesterday prior to the preseason game between the two clubs. Both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat questioned why Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry didn’t catch similar flack to Ray Allen, who left the Celtics for the Heat after the 2011-12 season.
“Tell LeBron to worry about Miami. It has nothing to do with Celtic business,” Garnett said.
Paul Pierce quickly added his two cents:
“I left Boston?” Pierce said when asked of James’ comments.
While Pierce, Garnett and Terry didn’t leave Boston via free agency, to pretend as if there was no orchestrating going on behind the scenes is simply being naive.
That said, considering it was a trade (technically), that’s likely why the same flack wasn’t caught by the new-look Nets.
Should be a fun season with these two teams going after each other.