HoopsHype Ray Allen rumors

May 7, 2014 Updates

LeBron James was mic’d up during the Heat’s game against the Nets on Tuesday night. While most of what the microphone caught was standard cheering on his teammates and strategy, he did have this to say mid-game about Ray Allen: “Every since I seen He Got Game I thought he couldn’t do no wrong.” He then high-fived Allen and added “Keep going Jesus!”. Allen, of course, played Jesus Shuttlesworth in the 1998 Spike Lee film. The magical part of this quip is that it means that James not only saw his teammate’s movie, but also might constantly see it playing whenever Allen is on the floor. Or it at least occurs to him occasionally. For The Win

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It can be easy to look back on the 2007 deal and assume that adding another MVP-caliber player will again transform the Celtics into contenders. Ainge said that isn’t so. “Listen, I’m grateful we were able to do that deal,” he said, “but that deal was unique in so many ways. In one way [we were] getting quality players that still had a lot left in the tank in Ray and KG — as they’ve proven — [along with] keeping Paul. But the fact [is] that they complemented each other so well. Their games, they all needed each other. You had Ray, who was a catch-and-shoot guy. You had Paul, who was sort of a go-to guy. You had KG, who was defense, rebound, unselfish, the consummate team guy. The pieces fit so perfectly. That’s a big part of it, too. It’s not just talent.” Boston Globe

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So does Allen want number 20 hanging in the rafters next to 34 and 5? "Of course. It would be probably one of the biggest, single most honors in my career because the impact that I've had playing the game - I still remember what it was like and how it was when I first came into the league. I had no clue what direction I was heading in and what I was supposed to do for this game and the impact I would leave. So to be able to have an impact on a generation of kids, have it on an organization and a city, it's truly an honor for people to recognize that. It can't get any better than that." Celtics Blog

March 4, 2014 Updates

So do you think defense in the NBA is not what it used to be? DA: It's a joke nowadays. That's why Ray Allen is still playing. You can't touch him! If Michael Jordan had these rules, he would average 40 points a game, he would have a bunch of 60-point games... It would be crazy. It was a real man's game back then, not a bunch of summer league games. HoopsHype

February 7, 2014 Updates

To Allen, retirement comes when your body disqualifies you. "I don't plan on it," he said. "And I don't say it from the standpoint that I'm going to retire. I'm just saying I don't worry about the plan from this vantage point now. I just go into the offseason and I think it'll be interesting where we all stand, where we all sit." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

As evidenced by that closing kick against the Clippers, the body remains willing. Allen, by far the oldest player on the court, was the lone Heat player to go all 12 minutes in the fourth-quarter of the down-to-the-wire victory. "At this point, I love how my body feels," he said, as the Heat turn their attention to Saturday night's game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena, the second stop of this six-game trip. "It's 18 years for me. I love what I've done and how I've continued to feel." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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All those years, all those championships and the incredible run of unparalleled success, and the memories that he still can't seem to shake are the ones from those two fateful Finals games inside the American Airlines Arena. Game 6 — with the unwelcome help of LeBron James and Ray Allen, a five-point lead with 28 seconds remaining in regulation becomes an overtime loss. Game 7 — a 95-88 loss that left Popovich and his Spurs reeling. "Uh, it'll be a horrible memory walking in that gym," Popovich told USA TODAY Sports by phone on Thursday as his team headed for its Friday night game in Atlanta. "If I said anything different, I'd be the biggest liar that ever lived. How could I say, 'Yeah, no problem. Well, it was a tough night.' That's (expletive). We all know that. USA Today Sports

With Wes Welker leaving the Patriots in a somewhat similar fashion and reaching the Super Bowl this season, Allen was asked whether his departure from Boston and success in Miami brought vindication. “Once I made my decision, I made it and I had to live with the choices I made,” he said. “I wasn’t trying to find vindication at any angle of my situation. When you know the situation is right for you, you have to do it. I think I was comfortable throughout the year last year and my choice to be here was based on my ability to win and the opportunity to play on a team that accepted me. So, that’s what I focused on more than anything. It wasn’t in spite of anybody else. “Every moment that I spent in Boston was great. Every one of those moments have propelled me into this new situation. We know that we weren’t going to be there forever and we didn’t start our careers there, so it’s great to look back and talk about the great things that we did there.” Boston Globe

January 25, 2014 Updates

Even thought it's been seven months, Miami Heat guard Ray Allen still hears about it. He's just accepted his career will most likely be defined by the shot he hit last season against the San Antonio Spurs in the Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The teams meet Sunday for the first time since the Heat defeated the Spurs in seven games to capture their second straight championship. "People come up to me everyday and always want to talk about it," Allen said. "It's their opportunity to mention it. You definitely would much rather have it that way than the other way." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

January 22, 2014 Updates

“What we try to do is not predetermine and have expectations about it,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “You can’t predict it. You’re going to have some good days and some days where you don’t feel great. We know as long as we stick to the routine, he should get better, quicker and stronger. Now that we’re at home we can get back on the routine of strength training and conditioning.” Ray Allen said “there’s no concern” about Wade’s knees because “he’s not injured. Nothing has happened where it’s sidelined him for a long period of time. It’s management of his body.” Miami Herald

January 19, 2014 Updates

Allen made an unusually gifted film debut as Jesus Shuttlesworth in the 1998 Spike Lee film “He Got Game.” McCarty, a Knicks rookie at the time, was part of a supporting cast of former college stars that also included John Wallace (Syracuse) and Travis Best (Georgia Tech). And now, 14 years later, McCarty has heard rumors of a sequel. He’ll sign on again tomorrow, if Lee wants him. He understands that Allen is game for the opportunity, too. “They have to get Denzel (Washington) and Rosario Dawson to sign back on, and then I understand they’ll go ahead with it,” said McCarty, who was originally invited in by Lee to read for the lead role. Indeed, in addition to Allen, all of the basketball players in the cast were allowed to audition for the Shuttlesworth role. Boston Herald

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