Boston Celtics fans base and their players felt betrayed by Ray Allen after he signed with the Heat in 2012. He never had a good relationship with other players in Boston, especially with Rajon Rondo even though they won a championship together back in 2008.
Ray Allen said he was having a lot of issues with Rondo when there were discussions about a potential trade of Rondo and Allen to the Suns in 2009.
"It came up again during the 2010-11 season. In a team meeting, Allen writes, Rondo told his teammates, “I carried all of you to the championship in 2008.”
Allen also said: “The rest of the team, almost in unison, responded, ‘You what?’” Rondo said everyone on the team had problems with him, and when Allen told him, “None of us had issues with you,” Rondo said to him, “You did, too. You told me I was the reason we were going to be traded.”
Allen described Rondo as a player who expected that he would be treated as a leader without having done the work to deserve the role, and describes the Celtics as an organization that could not figure out how to handle Rondo. Coach Doc Rivers asked Garnett and Allen to “let [Rondo] into the circle,” but Allen told Rivers, “We can’t make him a leader, Doc. He has to earn it.”
Allen also shared more details about an incident that happened during the Celtics playoff series in 2011 against Miami. Doc Rivers was going over game film with the team and was pointing out the errors made which they made during their losses in the first two games. Rondo “put his head down and turned his chair toward the lockers.” Rivers implored him to watch the film.
“F— that film,” Rondo said, according to Allen, hurling a water bottle at the screen and breaking it. Rivers ordered Rondo out. Garnett followed him and said, “Young fella, you need to get your s— together.”
Ray Allen shared all of the above details in his new book and it's viewed from his perspective. We can argue that Rondo perhaps didn't receive enough credit for Boston's title in 2008, however, he was a second-year player back then.
Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen were the main stars of that team and carried a lot of loud during that championship run.