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Adrian Wojnarowski is one of the best national writers out there. He usually has the scoops, so when I got wind that he was coming out with a lengthy column on Ray Allen's departure to the Heat, I was eager to read it. He has a lot on the deteriorating relationship between Ray and Rajon Rondo in there, but Ray's disenchantment with the Celtics was not all about Rondo. According to sources, Ray desired to feel more wanted. What he perceived as a lack of respect by the Celtics he then contrasted with Pat Riley's amazing sales job. I'm sure Riley fed him a load of BS with sprinkles of truth in there and apparently Ray bought it hook, line, and sinker. Here's the most controversial part of the column where Wojnarowski (based on his sources close to Ray and within the Celtics organization) says Ray specifically chose the Heat as an act of "revenge." As a way to stick it to the Celtics for his perceived feeling of being disrespected.
When Allen left Miami...
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Personally, I think Ray just spat in the face of true fans like the ones below. I won't boo him but he has to understand this won't be quickly forgiven by fans, especially Boston fans.
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Looking at the photo above probably extracts an emotion from
you one way or another but to me, the photo above doesn’t mean much. The acquisition of Ray Allen for the
Miami Heat will be perfect for both parties. Ray Allen now gets his wish of standing in a corner taking
four three pointers a game while not doing much else. I get that making your opponent stronger is...
Ray Allen apparently has chosen to sign with the Miami Heat instead of returning to the Celtics where he won an NBA championship.
Listen to internet radio with CLNSRadio on Blog Talk Radio News broke Saturday morning that 5 year Celtics’ veteran and the NBA’s all-time leading three point shooter will not be returning to Boston for the 2012-13 season. What’s been harder for Celtics fans to bare, is Ray Allen’s decision to end his career in Miami [...]
After a year marred by injury, trade rumors, demotions and disappointment, Ray Allen abandoned the Boston Celtics' stalled -- if not sinking -- ship, and on Friday, the legendary sharpshooter washed up in one of the last places you'd have ever expected.
Less than two months after watching his 16th NBA season end the same way his 15th did -- in defeat at AmericanAirlines...
News broke Saturday morning that 5 year Celtics’ veteran and the NBA’s all-time leading three point shooter will not be returning to Boston for the 2012-13 season. What’s been harder for Celtics fans to bare, is Ray Allen’s decision to end his career in Miami with the Heat. Social media was ablaze with the breaking [...]
With Ray Allen joining the Miami Heat, its not surprising that some Boston Celtics fans would be a little irritated by the move.One fan in particular decided to get his revenge by posting this Boyz N The Hood scene with the faces of Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen pasted over the actor's faces.Watch as Ray almost gets shot by Rondo:
Ray Allen has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat. Though the Heat could only offer Allen half of what the Celtics offered – a one year contract for $3 million which isn’t a big deal considering Allen has made over $170 million in his NBA career – Allen reportedly was thinking about the other [...]
As the word trickled through in regards to Ray Allen’s decision to jump out of Boston and head south to their arch-rivals in the Miami Heat, the reactions have been varied.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge told
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Since dropping Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat less than a month ago, Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics have been looking for any and every way to improve their chances at capturing another title next season. Once Kevin Garnett agreed to return for three more seasons in Boston, the focus turned to which players would surround the Big Ticket in the Celtics...
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