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Danny Ainge on Ray Allen: “He Left Us”

by Robert Littal | Posted on Saturday, July 14th, 2012
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No offense to Ray Allen, but this isn’t like Lebron leaving the Cavs.

He is a solid player at his advance age, but he is also injury prone and did not look like the same Ray Allen we have seen over the years.

Allen helps the Heat, but just because he is on the team doesn’t guarantee another championship, so I am not sure why Celtics fans, coaches and players are so up in arms.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Saturday that he wasn’t surprised by Ray Allen‘s decision to sign with the rival Miami Heat, but stressed that Boston wanted the veteran sharpshooter back and that it was ultimately Allen’s decision to depart.

“I don’t feel like we lost Ray, I feel like Ray left us to go to Miami,” said Ainge. “We appreciate all that Ray’s done, and all that him and (Allen’s wife) Shannon have done in our community. We tried to get Ray back; he chose to go to Miami.”

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