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The Ray Allen tribute video

Chuck - Red's Army January 28, 2013 Celtics News, Ray Allen 10 Comments

Here’s the tribute video the Celtics played for Ray Allen during the game’s first television timeout.

I hear a lot of boos initially, but those boos are eventually drowned out by applause.

File under: No one really cares because Rajon Rondo tore his ACL

(Courtesy Slam Online & ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg)

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  • eddysamson

    Made me miss Ray Allen as a C for sure. But it also made me remember how much I hated him for leaving.

    Dude decides to leave us for the team that JUST BEAT US in a grueling series… what 2 weeks removed from the ECF?

    The timing was what pissed me off the most. It was almost on par with Lebron’s “The Decision” in the message it gave to the fans he left behind.

    • LA Flake

      Seeing Ray in that hideous uniform pisses me off but…

      If my own team tried to trade me each and every year…And our starting PG went behind my back and lobbied the coach to bench me…And the coach listens to the PG and benches me…And then the first player the coach reaches out to after the season is a guy to replace me and the team signs him outright before even giving me a call…I think I’d have moved on, too. That he chose Miami wasn’t necessarily to get back at us. It was more because teams backed off, like the Clips, and it came down to us or the Heat for Ray. And Ray wasn’t going to stick around where he wasn’t wanted.

      I’m not pulling for Ray. And I’ll boo his ass if I get a chance. But we can’t act like he stabbed us in the back here. He just saw that we’ve been trying to dump him every year and then we hooked up with someone else. So he walked.

      • LA Flake

        I think it’s high comedy that everybody’s crying, “The C’s season is OVER!” What a bunch of morons. The C’s were 3 games UNDER .500 with Rondo. Where the hell were they going with Rondo?

        The C’s just became a very, very tough out. The C’s, for the first time this year, became a defensive squad. Let’s roll.

      • eddysamson

        Hasnt Pierce been part of trade rumors for almost his entire career as a Celtic? Rondo as well. They both would rather stay than jump ship.

        I cant really refute the point on the Rondo vs Ray thing, but I will say if Ray really felt bad about being benched…he should have woken up and smelt the coffee. He’s old and MUCH more fit to a bench role and should have realized that himself.

        • LA Flake

          Pierce at one point or another wanted out, too, because he was on some terrible teams. Ray was traded two years in a row before those deals fell through for whatever reasons. Whatever. I’m not saying Ray is a saint. I hate him for leaving us, too. But I’m not going to hate on him for going where he was wanted. Anyhow, I’m amazed at all these retards like Sherrod Blakely saying how the C’s championship aspirations are over now that Rondo’s out.

          WHAT?

          Like they were going some place with Rondo? What a bunch of idiots. That we continue to share the ball and run better WITHOUT Rondo and that we continue to beat top teams WITHOUT Rondo should tell you something. I didn’t want Rondo hurt but I’m personally looking forward to seeing this team defend and play hard from here on out. It’s been horrible watching Rondo hold the team back with his selfish agendas and all the other bullshit antics he had up his sleeves.

          The C’s will become a very likable team again.

      • AmazingDiv

        THANK YOU!!!! Wow.. Someone who actually knows what he’s talking about. Everybody is quick to forget that we almost traded him every single year he was here.. I thought I was alone for knowing the facts about this but I guess not and I really want to thank you

  • nyceltic

    The video didn’t impress me.There have been many better tributes (Scal, House…) I would have been booing if I was there. Ray screwed us and I don’t miss him.

  • MrBasketball

    As much as i hate his decision to go to Miami, I understand why he left. He wanted to retire a celtic but they kept trying to trade him. Imagine if he was on the Celtics this year…. as soon as Rondo went down, Ainge would be on the phone with every team trying to trade Allen for a pointguard.

  • Josh Bird

    SICK OF PEOPLE STICKING UP FOR RAY!!!….HE TURNED HIS BACK ON HIS TEAMATES…..BOOOHOOO HE HAD TO SIT FOR BRADLEY…WHATS HE DOIN NOW????….SITTING FOR CHALMERS….I WAS AT THE GAME AND I DIDNT CHEER FOR HIM ONCE….EVEN DURING THAT LAME VIDEO MONTAGE……YEAH THANKS FOR MEMORIES YOU TRADER…REMINDS ME OF MY EX GIRL!!!…..IM GONNA STAB YOU IN THE BACK BUT WE STILL CAN BE FRIENDS…..BYE RAY GOOD RIDDANCE……AND HE CAN THINK WHAT HE WANTS …..HE ISNT A CELTIC ANYMORE!!

  • Savannah

    Ray was my favourite Celtic and I understand why he left! I was dissapointed at first. But now how I see some people react, it’s so annoying. I think you all forgot how much he gave us, how hard he loved us. And I think some of us just stabbed him in his back.

    He gave us a championship, he had an amazing workethic, he did so much for the community,… He is just an admirable guy. And okay he went to the Heat, to Lebron, Dwayne and that other guy. But that was his decision, and I didn’t like it all. But what other options did he have. The Clippers backed out, Celtics bought The Jet. But sorry the moment Celtics bought The Jet, I knew he was off for good. I would never stay on a team who buys a replacement for you if you are still there.

    So cut the crap already. I’m sick of it. He’s my favourite player and still will be no matter where he plays. And yes I’m still a Celtics fan, but I get so disgusted by the way some people are reacting on his departure. He’s already gone for 8 months, GET OVER IT, don’t behave like the girlfriend he cheated on. Remember how a great guy/player he was and support our Celtics, support Rondo, because a torn ACL is tough, support Paul Pierce, our captain, because he sticked by us in good and bad times (And really if he gets traded, shoot me, for me he’s the heart and soul of the celtics more than KG, because he sticked with us, and of all the players that we have now, he deserves the most to be retired as a Celtic, Love Paul Pierce), support Kevin Garnett, because he’s struggling right now. It is time for us that we stand up for our team and get in the play-offs. And let the world show we are proud to be Celticfans, no matter what. Give them the boost that they need so hard now.