When Ray Allen turned down more money from the Celtics to sign with their hated rival Miami Heat, it obviously didn't go over well in Boston.
Now here we are, close to one year later, and the two teams couldn't be in a more different situation.
The Boston Celtics are sitting at home right now. They've been there for over a month. Their young star is rehabbing an ACL tear while their other stars are either considering retirement or wondering if they'll be bought out, amnestied or traded. The Celtics could be looking at starting from scratch and rebuilding, with several years to go before they can legitimately contend for an NBA title again.
The Heat? They're in the NBA finals and heavy favorites to win it. Either way, win or lose, they'll be heavy favorites to win it again next year too. After that, it's anyone's guess with LeBron James' impending free-agency. By that time, its a likely possibility that Ray Allen will be retired, playing his last ever NBA game in a Heat uniform ...