Dwyane Wade thought Ray Allen was a spy sent from Celtics to Heat
Former Miami Heat player Ray Allen was back in South Beach on Friday night along with former teammates Udonis Haslem and Chris Bosh. The trio was reunited to honor Dwyane Wade, who is set to have jersey no.3 retired to the rafters of the AmericanAirlines Center this weekend.
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Ray Allen, of course, came over to the Heat in the summer of 2012. The All-time great shooter rejected a two-year, $12 million offer to return to Beantown and elected to accept a three-year mid-level exemption to join Miami.
His controversial decision turned a lot of heads at the time, considering the Celtics and Heat were bitter rivals at the time. The two teams even clashed in several intense playoff showdowns prior to that summer.
Allen’s decision was heavily criticized by his former Celtics teammates, including the rest of “The Big 4” in Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo. That beef is still not squashed to this day.
The Heat, on the other hand, certainly owe their 2013 NBA title to Allen. Led by “The Big 3” of Wade, Bosh, and LeBron James, the team figured in a war against the San Antonio Spurs in a classic series that stretch to seven games.
Ray Allen hit arguably one of the biggest shots in NBA Finals history in Game 6, nailing a game-tying 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime. The Heat eventually forced a Game 7 and won their third title in franchise history.