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Matt Moore reports this morning that Kristine Leahy, a former Celtics sideline reporter, before she bolted for a job with a Lakers affiliate, (ironic isn’t it?), is claiming the Celtics are not exactly psyched at the thought of bringing back Sugar Ray:
This Ray Allen back to Bos rumor shouldn’t be taken seriously. To put it nicely, the C’s wouldn’t exactly welcome him back w open arms.
— Kristine Leahy (@KristineLeahy) June 3, 2013
This story first broke yesterday, as word spread that Ray wouldn’t mind coming back to Boston with a chance to retire his number as a Celtic. But how much sense would this really make for Boston? I’m not surprised that they’re not salivating at a chance to bring Ray back.
Not exactly a shocker. Allen’s departure last summer in free agency, taking less money to play with Miami left a bad taste in the Celtics‘ mouths and sparked some comments that left you thinking Allen was basically dead to them. And considering that the team had tried repeatedly to trade Allen, and Allen was just moving on from what he considered to be an uncomfortable situation with the team and Rajon Rondo, he didn’t take very well to that.
So no, this is unlikely to happen, especially given that Allen is four wins away from his second title. Why would he give up what he has in Miami for Boston’s slowly sinking ship?
I’m sure this is far from over, and obviously the topic of Ray Allen and his departure from Boston is a heated topic with Celtics fans. But you have to admit, a possible return to the green for Allen is quite intriguing, but it’s probably not going to happen.
Also, be sure to check out a great interview this morning from our friends over at CelticsTown. It’s with Chris Hyppa-the man in charge of getting Ray’s “successor”, Avery Bradley into tip-top shape this summer.
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