HoopsHype Ray Allen rumors

September 10, 2013 Updates

"It doesn't matter where I went, where I've gone, what city or state I was in, it's all people could talk about," Allen said. "I always have to let people know that in that situation, being a part of a team, I was part of the reason. Everybody kept telling me I was the reason. We had 15 parts of the reason. You look back on the season and somebody always did something to help our team win a game. That's what being a great teammate is all about." Oklahoman

August 27, 2013 Updates

How was the feeling following the Finals after losing against the Heat? Boris Diaw: It was tough, it's never easy to lose. It was a tough time, you think about it... You try to take it off your mind. But there's nothing you can change about it. Sometimes I still think about it, I'm still very disappointed that we lost. The only thing you can do is come back next year and try to do it again. Was there one moment at the end of Game 6, before Ray Allen hit the three, that you thought 'We are champions'? Boris Diaw: Not champions but when we were +5 of course we were like, 'OK, that's pretty good so far'. We were pretty close but we weren't champions yet. HoopsHype

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Ray Allen — who helped accept some of the hardware on Wednesday — happened to be in The Post newsroom last week, as part of his trip to Washington to testify in favor of federal funding for research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes. In between health policy talk, I asked him about bandwagon fans. “When we go on the road, you see people in Heat jerseys that have never been to Miami,” Allen said with a smile. “We were in Utah, and I thought that same thought — like, these people, some of these people, have never been to Miami before. I think it’s the machine of SportsCenter….Look at all the media outlets, from First Take to PTI to Around the Horn, that talk about the same stuff. We haven’t played for two weeks, and I think every time I turn on SportsCenter, they talked about LeBron in some form. And he hasn’t done anything but just be on vacation. So as much as we blame the fans for being bandwagon, it’s mostly the media’s fault. Because the media’s the one that continues to feed the machine.” Washington Post

July 18, 2013 Updates

“When we go on the road, you see people in Heat jerseys that have never been to Miami,” Allen said with a smile. “We were in Utah, and I thought that same thought — like, these people, some of these people, have never been to Miami before. I think it’s the machine of SportsCenter….Look at all the media outlets, from First Take to PTI to Around the Horn, that talk about the same stuff. We haven’t played for two weeks, and I think every time I turn on SportsCenter, they talked about LeBron in some form. And he hasn’t done anything but just be on vacation. So as much as we blame the fans for being bandwagon, it’s mostly the media’s fault. Because the media’s the one that continues to feed the machine.” Washington Post

July 12, 2013 Updates

But after winning an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008, many questioned Allen's legacy when he chose to join the Miami Heat during the 2012 offseason. Was Allen's legacy now tarnished as many believed LeBron James' was when he left Cleveland? "I think people want to talk about legacy while you're playing, but your legacy is not something I'm worried about because it's something being written every day," Allen said. "When people said that last year, I had the opportunity to create what my legacy is going to be. For a lot of them, they have to eat their words now because we won a championship this year. That was my whole goal." USA Today Sports

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Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Heat issued a release that announced, "both forward James Jones and forward Rashard Lewis have exercised their player options for the 2013-14 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed." Except . . . those are just two of the three Heat players with player options for next season, with Ray Allen the third. The player-option deadline is Saturday. The reality is that Ray Allen is not opting in. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Chris Bosh said he has little doubt guard Ray Allen will return to the Heat next season. Allen has until Sunday to decide whether to exercise his $3.23 million option for next season. “We can make quotes all day, but he’s coming back,’’ Bosh said of Allen, not available Monday for comment. “There’s really nothing else to think about. That’s just how I see it. We respect each other’s space, but there’s really only one decision to make. So it’s easy.’’ FOXSports Florida

June 24, 2013 Updates

The Heat have made bringing back Allen, 37, their initial offseason priority after the 17-year veteran helped to save Miami's title hopes with a clutch 3-pointer to send Game 6 of the NBA Finals against San Antonio into overtime. The Heat beat the Spurs in Game 7 to complete their rally from a 3-2 series deficit to win the title. "I put the bug in his ear in the shower after the game," Heat forward and co-captain Udonis Haslem said Monday, referring to a conversation he had with Allen after Game 7 on Thursday. "I told him, 'I'm not going to put no pressure on you. I'm not going to ask you what you're going to do. But just know that I'm thinking about what you're going to do.' " ESPN.com

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