The general consensus around the NBA is that Ray Allen will sign with Miami. “Barring a change, he’ll join the Heat,” said a league source.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 27, 2012
I’m still skeptical. “General consensus” is based on nothing besides what everyone thinks will happen. And the source doesn’t tell you anything besides the scary possibility.
“Barring a change”?
Well, barring a change, I plan on joining the Celtics coaching staff and Chuck will be dating Adriana Lima.
See? It works with everything.
“Barring a change, Greg Oden plans to come back and have a fruitful 10-year NBA career”
“Barring a change, The New York Knicks plan to make competent, fiscally sound moves that will make them a contender”
“Barring a change, Kobe Bryant plans to become a facilitator next season, refusing to take 25 shots per game while ignoring his teammates for large stretches.”
I dunno, maybe Ray will join the Heat, but that would fly in the face of everything we’ve heard about him. If he wants to start, it won’t happen in Miami. And if he wants to be paid fair value, it won’t happen in Miami. If he wants to chase championships and be a hired gun? THAT will happen in Miami.
And that’s his right. I won’t begrudge him that. He’s a free agent and he’ll have every right to join whatever team he wants for whatever reason. Call me nuts, but I think there are other places Ray can get what he’s looking that work for his family.
(H/T: Celtics Blog)