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The cliche storyline of why people don't like the Miami Heat is that the Heat are a collection of big names that banded together to co-opt a championship at the expense of a true team.
Ray Allen is helping that narrative pretty well.
Allen, who was at first docile in his comments about why he left a Celtics team with which he won a title to be a bench player for the Heat, has been more frank in recent days. This past weekend, he told a Miami radio station that the Celtics "put me in the position where we had to move."
He has reiterated that view as the regular season gets closer, telling the Miami Herald that what he saw as a deep lack of respect from Boston for himself as a player was what drove him away.
"I was very loyal to the city, and I love the city, but when it came time to keep me in a uniform, [the Celtics] did everything they could to seem like ... to not want me to come back," Allen said.
The Celtics could have given Allen mo...
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As I was cruising around the Internet today looking at some of latest news on the Boston Celtics I came across an interesting piece on Ray Allen. Apparently, Allen just can’t get enough of talking about his former team when he is asked about them by the Miami media. One would think at this point [...]
The popular hoops magazine is in the process of counting down the top 50 players in the NBA, and the Celtics point guard checks in at #8. Now I'm about as big a Rondo fan as there is, but I've got to admit this is a little surprising; I didn't realize people nationwide were starting to develop the same unconditional love for Rondo that we have here in Boston. He ranks...
Ray Allen sounds like a guy that's trying really, really hard to convince himself that he made the right decision
— MrTripleDouble10 (@MrTrpleDouble10) October 22, 2012
I know that the Ray Allen thing has been beaten to death on every Celtics blog and most Heat blogs as well. But the above tweet from the very astute MrTripleDouble10 caught my attention.
I think he has hit...
Miami Heat reserve guard Ray Allen wants everyone to know he’s not pleased about how his tenure in Boston ended and he wants people to know. We wrote a previous post detailing how Allen felt like he had no choice but to leave Boston after the way he was treated. Celtics Blog is now reporting [...]
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Sixers will challenge HEAT
The defending NBA Champs the Miami Heat with the addition of Ray Allen, have gotten older but still are king of the East. Our Sixers, had a huge off-season turning over their lineup with some big additions. But are those additions enough to knock off the Heat? To date we have not seen the crown jewel of the off-season Andrew Bynum and much rests on his...
So a story came out today on ESPN in which Ray Allen admitted that his ankles have not completely healed following surgery last June and that he may require treatment as the season goes forward. "I still deal with soreness in my ankle that I work through every day," Allen revealed, with just a week to go before the Heat open the season against the C's. Could be...
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Asked about the potential Phoenix deal, Rivers said on Wednesday, “I didn’t even know it, so I’m surprised right now. I never knew that. I don’t think that’s true.”
When asked for a rebuttal on Wednesday...
BOSTON -- As 30-somethings who figure to play major minutes for the Celtics this season, Kevin
Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry have taken some obligatory rest this
preseason. Even relative youngsters like Brandon Bass and Darko Milicic have
been pulled back to keep minor injuries from turning into more serious ones.
Easing through October is seldom a bad...
Doc Rivers is done fighting the battle of words with Ray Allen. Chris Forsberg reports that the Celtics coach said, "'We're going to just let Ray keep talking... It's easier'" when interviewed earlier today. Doc is focused on creating a game plan to take down Miami, and I'm sure he just wants to get the distractions out of the way. Ray recently made...
"I don't like them(the Heat) either, I have to do the
game and watch them get their rings. I don't want to do it but I have
to"-Brian Scalabrine during Podcast
If you haven't listened to the last Bill Simmons podcast with Brian Scalabrine yet do so right now. People like to hate on Bill Simmons, but the guy has the best job ever and knows his stuff. Scal...
Don't think they mean Darren Daye.
The Ray Allen stories just won't stop coming. In an article from Fox Sports Florida, legendary Celtics players/broadcasters Tommy Heinsohn and Bob Cousy are quoted as saying the C's should retire Allen's #20.
Both cited Ray's contributions to 2008 championship team as the key factor.
I've got a feeling the average Boston...
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Celtics Green Comments...
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