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After their much talked about awkward interaction at the NBA 75 ceremony, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen posed for a photo, posted by Boston Celtics teammate Paul Pierce.
The NBA 75 ceremony during halftime of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game had many people talking on social media, as it recognized the top player’s in the league’s history. During said ceremony, however, many viewers spotted the awkward interaction between former Boston Celtics teammates Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.
Their teammate, Paul Pierce, posted eight photos and videos from the event on his Instagram account on Monday. One of the photos was Pierce, Garnett and Allen smiling and posing for the camera.
Garnett then shared the image on his Instagram story, where he tagged both Pierce and Allen with the caption “the guy’s 100-percent.”
Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen pose for photo at NBA All-Star weekend
Back in 2007, Garnett and Allen joined the Celtics to form a Big Three with Pierce. In their very first season, the trio won Boston’s first NBA Championship since 1986. They would remain teammates until the conclusion of the 2011-12 season, as Allen left the team in free agency to sign with Boston’s rival, the Miami Heat.
That is when the relationship between Garnett and Allen was no longer the same. Garnett seemingly cropped Allen out of a photo of Celtics players attending the 2011 NBA All-Star Game.
But when the league announced the NBA 75 team, Garnett took to social media to congratulate both Pierce and Allen for receiving the honor. And now, he shared the photo standing next to and smiling alongside Allen.