Ray Allen will return to TD Garden Sunday night for the first time since leaving his team of 5 years and joining the rival Miami Heat. While Allen thinks “once the dust settles” fans will be able to appreciate what he did for the Celtics, there’s a good chance he will not get a good reception when he returns to Boston to take on his former squad. Here’s what Doc and some of the Heat players had to say about his return:
According to Chris Tomasson, FOX Sports Florida:
Ray Allen: “My (feeling) toward (the situation) doesn’t change regardless of how they respond toward me…I have great memories. I played in some big games and won some big games, and we’ve had some tough moments. I’ll always cherish those moments and have warm thoughts. So, regardless of how they respond to me, it won’t change how I feel.
On if he’ll be appreciated by Celtics fans one day: ”Yeah, I think once the dust settles…When we look at what we were able to accomplish, just the winning we did.”
Doc Rivers: ”He