HoopsHype Ray Allen rumors

May 25, 2014 Updates

For the first 18 minutes, the Miami Heat were horrendous. "We hate the way we played to start the game," Heat star LeBron James said. "We can't play that type of basketball." For the final 30, the Heat delivered a clinic, led by James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen. With some incredible highs and troubling lows by both teams, the Heat recovered from a horrendous start, overcame another bad game from Chris Bosh and beat the Indiana Pacers 99-87 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday. "We have to play our type of basketball," James said. "We have to be disruptive. We have to speed up the team that we're going against, and we have to fly around defensively. ... We're an attack team. When we get into our game, so many things happen for us, and we're even able to cover up for some of the mistakes we make both offensively and defensively." USA Today Sports

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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

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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

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