MIAMI Us and Them isnt just the name of a Pink Floyd song. Its a semantics issue facing Ray Allen entering Tuesday's NBA opener.
Allen played for the Boston Celtics when they suffered a devastating seven-game defeat to the Miami Heat in last springs Eastern Conference final. Now, hes with the Heat, who will be handed their championship rings before the game against the Celtics at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Allen was all over the place Monday with his pronouns.
Im happy for them that they won but at the same time they beat me and put us out, Allen said of the loss Boston suffered before the Heat beat Oklahoma City 4-1 in the NBA Finals. Later, when talking about the the Celtics' resiliency when he played with them, Allen said, Weve done that in many situations before.
Pardon Allen if his emotions are also all over the place. After playing with the Celtics from 2007-12, the shooting guard signed as a free agent with a hated foe.
Perhaps its good Allen comes off the bench. A...