By now you may have heard that Ray Allen has decided to join the Miami Heat instead of the Boston Celtics, while many people saw this coming, for some reason there was this instantaneous outpouring citing that Ray Allen is in fact a traitor.
Even Jarret Jack of the New Orleans Hornets.
Am I wrong for thinking ray allen is a traitor for signing with his rival team the heat? Tell me what u think!!!!!!
Before I hit y’all with some common sense, let’s look at what the interwebs are thinking about Ray Allen.
You get the gist of it.
That all of a sudden Ray Allen — the 37-year old basketball player coming off of an ankle surgery, who had been rumored to have wanted to be with Miami since Miami eliminated Boston from the ECF — is a traitor?
Nevermind the fact that Danny Ainge dangled Ray Allen as trade bait for consecutive seasons and most notably the way Boston told him he was on his way to Memphis during the March trade deadline only to have Coach Rivers to tell him the deal was dead.
Nevermind that, right? In the feeble and reactional minds of fans across the board loyalty isn’t a two-way street….
Nevermind the fact that there was a deteriorating relationship between Allen and Rondo. That doesn’t matter either, right?
Nevermind the fact the allure of a championship, as many as three additional rings, is mightier than re-signing with a team that — using fan’s “traitor” theme — betrayed your trust.
Nevermind that Ray Allen felt wanted by the Miami Heat franchise and had two of the BIGGEST NBA stars campaigning for his services. That doesn’t matter either, right?
Nevermind the fact that Boston just brought Jason Terry on board, guess that’s suppose to make Ray Allen all warm and fuzzy inside and want to come back to same Celtics that used him as trade bait?
Nothing of that matters because Ray Allen burned Celtics fans……….
That’s right! Ray Allen is not Judas. This is not the Revolutionary War or the Civil War we are speaking of nor are we speaking about the Last Supper, but alas we are talking about a professional sport.
A sport, in which, is a mighty, mighty business.
Like you and me, we have the ability to make choices and that’s what Ray Allen did.
He weighed his options and went with the option that MADE HIM happy.
The NBA isn’t a business catered to the whim and wants of fans and players DO NOT make their decisions because they think FAN A or FAN XYZ isn’t going to be happy. No, they make their decision to satisfy themselves and a need they want filled.
You know, it’s called free agency for a reason.
In the end, Ray Allen gave the Celtics a taste of their own medicine.