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Apparently the decision David West made to choose the Pacers over the Celtics really rubbed Ray Allen the wrong way. For a while, it appeared that Danny Ainge had a deal in place that would send Jermaine O’Neal back to the Pacers for David West by way of a sign-and-trade. The deal fell apart and West chose to sign with Indiana for two years, $20 million rather than the Celtics for three years, $29 million. The normally soft-spoken Allen thinks West made a big mistake. “I’m shocked,” Allen said according to ESPNBoston.com when asked about West signing with Indy.. “I don’t understand it. Once it got down to the end, I think his ego kicked back in. He wanted the dollars. I guess it comes down to ‘What is a championship worth to you?’ Think of all the guys who have made $20 million and could be considered one of the best ever, but they get chided because they never won. We [the Big Three] all had to do less when we won. We’re still taking less to make it work. But it’s worth it. No ...
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