Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Ray Allen has been one of the more intriguing free agents thus far this off season. He has been stuck between the choice of his loyalty to the Boston Celtics, or switching sides and playing for the rival Miami Heat. I can only imagine it has been a tough decision for Allen, which is why it has taken him so long to decide. Well, apparently that decision has finally been made and Ray Allen will be a member of the Miami Heat. Here is a tweet confirmation by Miami Heat owner Micky Arison, along with Alex Kennedy further confirming the story:

Ray Allen picked the Miami Heat. RT @MickyArison: Its 2:30am in London and I was just woken up with great news. Welcome to the family #20!!

— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 7, 2012

Ray Allen was well beloved in Boston during his time with the franchise, and I would think it is going to be a tough pill to swallow for Celtic fans that Ray has chosen the Heat of all teams to jump ship for. However, there were rumors swirling that Allen was displeased when he was bench for the younger Avery Bradley. While I can’t say that I blame him there, Boston fans won’t see it that way.

Another storyline has been added to the first Boston/Miami game next season. I have a feeling the Celtic crowd will give Ray one huge cheer in introductions for his service, and then he will quickly become enemy of the state.

This isn’t good news for the rest of the league either, because the last thing a reigning world champion needs is the greatest three-point shooter in the history of this league in the corner while the MVP is driving to the bucket. The road through Miami just got a lot tougher for the rest of the Eastern Conference.

The post Ray Allen Will Take His Talents to South Beach; Signs with Miami Heat appeared first on Pass The Pill.

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  • As a Celtics fan, h8 2 c ray go...but happier to have Jason Terry. I apprreciate 5 years of hard work = 1 championship, 2 playoff finals, 5 eastern conference crowns. But his final behavior negates all that! he went to the darkside, 4 less pay and a Mamai ambassador position, suppposed more playing time and a start position, and troubles with a former teammate. who suggested we give a chance 2 a younger player to start while ray was hurt! Im sure that might have hurt his ego a little. but to go to b an ambassador 4 mamai on some sucker 5hit! wow is all i can say. on the more playing time, its bs no1 can say who is gonna get any play time considering Lebron is a ball hog and wade being a leader from the back court. this won't leave much 4 ray allen. he will be a bench player 4 sure! I don't blame him at all, but 1 more injury and he could end up like motoumbo ending his career on the floor clutching a body part (NO DISREPECT TO D. MOTUMBO). I MUST SAY THIS RAY WILL BE MISSED! HAVE A GOOD 1 I GUESS....

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