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Pierce Admits Being “A Little Bitter” Over Allen Leaving Celts

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Ray Allen and Paul Pierce in June of 2012. (Getty Images/Jim Rogash)

Ray Allen and Paul Pierce in June of 2012. (Getty Images/Jim Rogash)

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CBS SPORTS – It wasn’t exactly the most shocking thing ever, but it certainly had to be a little jarring for the Celtics when Ray Allen took less money and chose the Miami Heat.

And while Boston is moving on and trying to make sense of it (Doc Rivers even tried to take the blame), in an interview with the team website team captain Paul Pierce admitted what we all figured: He’s a “little bitter” about Allen leaving and that it will be “weird” seeing him in a Heat uniform.

“Ray made the best decision for him,” Pierce said. “That’s what it’s all about: You get in these situations, you become a free agent, and you make a decision based on what’s best for you and your family. Ray will always be a brother for me. If it wasn’t for him, I probably wouldn’t be wearing a championship ring. So the things he was able to do for this organization, will never be forgotten.”

Pierce was asked if he’s talked to Allen since his decision.

CATCH THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW AT CBSSPORTS.COM

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