Re: Rivers blames himself for Ray leaving.....says he told Rondo to take charge
posted at 8/2/2012 3:25 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Rivers blames himself for Ray leaving.....says he told Rondo to take charge
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Rivers blames himself for Ray leaving.....says he told Rondo to take charge : Ray doesn't look bad to me. I understand his move and say "good for him". He did what he felt was right for him - any true man should do that and not do what some fan wants him to do. I hope when its time for you to switch jobs, you do what YOU want to do rather than what others say you should do! Its time we all moved on and simply pull for the Celtics. I'll miss Ray but he's a Heat player now so we'll just have to beat up on him and his team now!
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
I like Ray Allen and still do but he does look bad. He doesn't look bad for exercising his rights under free agency which he earned. He looks bad for the reasons noted, if in fact they are true.
He looks bad for the following reasons:
1 - trying to hamstring the Celtics by demanding a 3 year $27 million contract (thus all but saying he was leaving) knowing he was nowhere near worth that.
2 - leaving because he felt he should not have been relegated to the bench behind AB and that he should be the starter even now.
3 - leaving because he had issues with Rondo. Be professional and work things out.
4 - leaving because he did not get enough touches (might be same as 3 although others get him the ball on offense).
5 - leaving because he was always in trade talks even though it was reported the Celtics added a trade kicker which would have provided that security against being traded.
I love Ray but had he simply left the crap excuses and decided to move on, I would have "respected his decision" more. I like Ray but I don't like what he did in this instance.
But you are right. It doesn't matter. Time to move on and wish him good luck until they meet up with Boston.