We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Miami.
Was friction with Rondo a factor?
I haven’t spoken with him at all. I know when i came down here I texted Paul and Kevin… we shared a similar philosophy.
I look back at all our times spent in Boston… we had a lot of disappointments but shared a lot of thrills.
It’s sad knowing I won’t be with those guys anymore but I’m looking forward to what I can do here with this organization.
I can’t say it factored into my decision. As teammates, we were brothers… there’s differences. We all have differences. Paul eats cornflakes, I might not like cornflakes. At the end of the day, we have to buy into what the coach believes… put our differences aside.
I looked at this situation and that what would be best for my kids, my wife, and me personally.
When did you decide you were leaving Boston?
I think it was maybe July 6… if I have my dates correctly…. I felt as though I contributed a great deal to Boston… there was a moment.. I thought…change is not bad… you have to decide if this organization is going to be beneficial to you playing basketball.
Could they have done anything differently… more money, role, etc?
It’s hard to say…
When I was leaning toward Miami, I sent a text to Kevin. He responded.. “Danny will step up and what’s needed.” I said… we’ll see…
Those quotes are from Ray Allen’s introductory press conference with the Miami Heat.
As always, Ray Allen said all the right things. And as we’ve learned, he’s a fraud.
Call me crazy, but he didn’t look overly enthused to be there.
Ray will wear his old number 34 with the Heat.