After Kevin Garnett’s jersey retirement Ray Allen’s name has been brought up, but the Boston Celtics shouldn’t retire his number.
Garnett was one of the main reasons the Celtics won a championship. His passion for the game made him hard to hate (unless he was on the opposition).
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But with Garnett getting his number retired fans are wondering if another one could be headed to the rafters. Will the Celtics retire Ray Allen’s number?
I hate to break it to Mr.Allen, but that won’t be happening.
Allen helped the C’s win a championship but he also betrayed the people he loved most. He went ring chasing just like we would later see Kevin Durant do.
Allen signed with the Miami Heat in the summer of the 2012 season. The Heat were the Celtics biggest rival for the championship with the big 3 of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh (LeBron in Miami seems like it was eternity’s ago).
What made the move even worse was that the Celtics offered Allen more money, but he still chose Miami. It was an absolute stab in the back. Some players still haven’t gotten over such a betrayal.
Also, I don’t think the Celtics are going to retire the number they gave Gordon Hayward. One would think that they would have given Hayward a heads up if they were going to retire Allen’s No.20.
So even though it might seem like the next logical step, the Celtics won’t be retiring Ray Allen’s number. He doesn’t deserve such an honor and it would be a slap in the face to Celtics fans (Also the C’s are starting to run out of numbers).