Starting five: Hypocrisy on hand

NEW YORK -- Who’s the hypocrite?

LeBron James thinks it’s Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce for criticizing Ray Allen for leaving Boston for Miami when the future Hall of Fame forwards departed Boston for Brooklyn.

KG thinks King James needs to mind his own business. Pierce doesn’t get how he “left Boston.”

What do you think? Let us known in the comments section.

Quiet, LeBron: Read our newser on the whole exchange.

Message sent: Paul Pierce sent a message to the entire league Thursday night. Find out more here.

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