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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

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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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