Originally written January 25, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Ray Allen Boo-Fest will visit the TD Garden on Sunday, following such highly anticipated events as Disney on Ice and the debut of the NHL season. It should be a festive atmosphere, fueled by bitterness, as Boston fans let the former Celtics guard know exactly how they feel about his decision to sign with the hated Miami Heat last summer. While those folks are busy playing the role of jilted lovers, though, they should take a moment to consider whether Allen is most deserving of their ire. Perhaps they should direct those boos at their own bench. It is debatable, right now, whether the former Celtic or the current Celtics are actually a greater source of disgust for Boston fans. Allen gave Boston five good years. He set the NBA’s record for career 3-pointers here, helped the Celtics reach two NBA Finals and come within one victory of a third, and played a major part in bringing a 17th championship banner to the rafters of the TD Garden. He owed us nothing last July when he accept...
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