Ray Allen not the only player left out of Rajon Rondo’s Celtics reunion
Rajon Rondo revealed recently that he’s planning a vacation so the Boston Celtics’ 2008 squad can reunite to celebrate the team’s championship run. What has been garnering the most attention concerning the excursion was how Ray Allen was intentionally not invited.
And now comes word that Allen — who apparently is considered a persona non grata due to his decision to leave the Celtics to sign with the Miami Heat in 2013 — isn’t the only player from the Celtics’ 2008 roster who didn’t get an invite.
The other? Scot Pollard.
The retired center took to Twitter Monday to bemoan the non-invite.
I haven't heard about this. I wasn't on that team? Rondo must have forgotten the time(s) I talked him down after Doc rode him hard. Ubuntu? pic.twitter.com/ajs8ztjRPf
— Scot Pollard (@ScotPollard31) March 20, 2017
Pollard’s 2007-08 campaign with the Celtics was pretty nondescript. In 22 games (none coming after February), he averaged 7.9 minutes while averaging 1.8 points and 1.9 rebounds. So, to be fair, there’s a good chance Rondo simply didn’t recall Pollard’s presence on the team as opposed to the intentional slight seemingly directed at Allen. Pollard can at least take solace in the assumed reason for the omission … or feel even worse about it.