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Ray Allen: Time heals all wounds


      Ray Allen was a player who was admired by Celtics fans. There were dreams of the young man who played at UConn in Celtics fans minds. In a steal of a trade by Danny Ainge, he acquired Ray and Big Baby Davis for Delonte West, Wally Z, and what turned out to be Jeff Green. Celtics fans will say Danny definitely won this trade. 

     Ray was a player who could score from  anywhere especially from three point land he was deadly out there. Ray also had a heck of a midrange game and could get to the hoop easily. An absolute complete player who, when teamed up with KG and The Truth, was a true threat to go off at any moment. 

     As a Celtic Ray had some memorable moments. During game 4 of the Finals vs the Lakers he played all 48 minutes scoring 19 points and had 9 rebounds. He was part of the 24 point comeback and even scored the clinching layup to put the Celtics up five. In the clinching game vs the Lakers. He had had a (then) record seven threes. He broke Larry Bird's consecutive free throw streak as a Celtic with a record of 72 in a row. He had his playoff career high vs the Bulls. As a Celtic in a regular season game he broke the all time three point record held by Reggie Miller. 

     Ray is a two time Champ one with the beloved Boston Celtics and another with a team unnamed given how it was a sucker punch to the gut when he left. Ray was a 10 time All Star. He won the three point championship in 2001. He owns Olympic gold and is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame! A career that saw him play for not only the Celtics but the Bucks, Sonics and Heat. 

      Most fans should know he starred in He Got Game with Denzel Washington! As Celtics fans we need to ask the question, is it time to forgive Ray for ditching the Celtics and joining the enemy. To each his own on this subject. We can all say however that when he, KG and Paul were together, it was some of the most exciting and beautiful basketball Celtics fans have ever seen! There was also plenty of opportunities for this team to secure more than just one title. So Celtics fans is it time to forgive? 

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