Sports Radio Interviews posted an interview with Ray Allen. One interesting answer from him says that the Celtics made it so he had to leave.
"It was a business decision and the team put me in the position where we had to move. We had to go. Miami was a better choice for us based on what the team was doing, so it wasn’t, don’t boo me, boo the team in a sense. Now it’s out of my control. … When this contract situation came down, everybody in my circle — mom, family, brother, sister, friends from college, people who watched me since I was in high school and since I was in college — nobody wanted me to resign in that situation because they thought, ‘There [is] so much left in you and this team isn’t taking care of you or treating you right.’ That’s the way I felt and it was like, if you are going to come and not put out a good contract on the table then, hey, we gotta think about going somewhere else.”
So, let me get this straight. The Celtics offered twice as much as the Heat did. Danny even offered to include a rare no trade clause in the contract. And, they didn't put a good contract on the table??? And the contract worth half as much and without a no trade clause is better? So because they offered twice as much as the Heat did, we should boo the Celtics and not him for making him leave? I may be missing something but this doesn't make a lot of sense.
He said that it was a shame that KG lost his number. He's scapegoating the Celtics for his decision to sign with their chief rival and that's really a shame. He made the decision. The Celtics made him a good offer. Maybe it wasn't quite as much as KG's offer but then again, Ray isn't as good as KG. Not even close. I guess we, as Celtics' fans, should thank Ray for taking his talents to South Beach. The Celtics are a much better team this season with the players who replaced him they would be with him. But the fact that he's now saying the Celtics forced him out by not making a good offer is disappointing and a shame. I thought he had more class than that.