Ray Allen ships off from Boston for Miami
News brought through phone calls at 2:30 am in the morning doesn’t usually bring smiles to faces… except when it came for the Miami Heat last night. Well, it didn’t take much time to get around as the Miami Heat owner Micky Arison tweeted about the team acquiring the services of NBA star Ray Allen.
Later reports have confirmed that the Miami Heat are set seal a blockbuster deal for the former Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen. The details of the deal will be brought into light in the next couple of days.
“Its 2:30am in London and I was just woken up with great news. Welcome to the family #20!!,” Miami Heat owner Micky Arison posted on Twitter.
And it was the three-times NBA MVP LeBron James who became one of the first persons to welcome Ray Allen to Miami Heat.
"#HeatNation please welcome our newest teammate Ray Allen #Wow," LeBron James tweeted.
According to media, Ray Allen’s decision of rejecting an extension with the Boston Celtics was fuelled by the deterioration of his relationship with teammate Rajon Rondo. Reports about the two not getting along had been in the air for a while but no one suspected their relationship was so tenuous.
Anyway this news does force us into speculating if Ray Allen will have trouble adjusting with the Miami Heat stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Well, LeBron James seems okay with the move. He has already regarded the move as Miami Heat’s preparation for defending their NBA title.
The 36-year-old guard Ray Allen is NBA’s all-time leading three-point scorer; which something the Miami Heat will be looking to benefit from next season. The 10-time All-Star also has experience of being in a title run as he won the NBA title with the Boston Celtics in 2008.
This is why Miami Heat will be ready to pay big bucks to Ray Allen for his services. Reportedly, Ray Allen has agreed to a $3 million season long deal with the Miami Heat. Well, this might be half the amount Ray Allen was going to make if he stayed with the Boston Celtics, but he will have a better shot at the NBA title with the Miami Heat.
Ray Allen will not be able to officially sign in for the Miami Heat till Thursday, which also happens to be the date when more details about his contract will be revealed.