Originally posted on Red's Army  |  Last updated 7/3/12
The Celtics had come within minutes of winning Banner 18 on the home floor of the most hated rival in the NBA.  There were whispers all season long if this was it for the New Big Three Era.  After all, it was year three of the three-year plan.  Two of those big three members (Paul Piece and Ray Allen) were to become free agents.  The Celtics lost a heartbreaking Game 7 and all sorts of questions arose if this was the end.  Sound familiar?  It should.  The difference this year is that KG was the other free agent, although that didn’t last long.  But just like in 2010, Ray is being recruited hard by Miami (as well as others) and just like in 2010 he’s taking his time to decide. In 2010 it took Ray nearly two weeks to decide where he wanted to play.  When he did, he offered this as his primary explanation as to why he chose to stay in Boston: “LeBron was at center stage of the free-agent frenzy, and as he decided where to go, every other team was waiting — the ones with salary cap room — to
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