Many people consider the move for Ray Allen to choose the Miami Heat over the Boston Celtics as a traitor move. We need to explore the situation further. We really need to consider our subject.
Mr. Walter Ray Allen, a very successful and seasoned vet and world champion. He has done it all when it comes to winning and he has been at it for a long time. He's been in the league for about 16 seasons now. Some could even argue that he has nothing to prove any longer. Maybe that's exactly what he was thinking.
Considering all of the teams he has played for (including college), he has never been able to experience anything like the great weather in Miami. It is time for a vacation.
He played his collegiate career with the Connecticut Huskies. The state of Connecticut is not really known for beautiful, sunny weather. He played his first 7 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, clearly not in the "great weather" category. He then gets traded to the Seattle Supersonics. We all have heard the details of constant wet weather around those parts. Then he began his stint with the Boston Celtics in which he became an NBA Champion. The weather there was still not very ideal for a 37 year old ready to sing his swan song.
After a few more good but ultimately unsuccessful seasons, Allen made the decision to take his talents to South Beach. What a great opportunity for him; he can make his cake and eat it too. He won't have to work as hard and they may be able to win a championship. He gets to experience the beautiful views and sunshine that has eluded him most of his career. With the Celtics' Avery Bradley slowly but surely taking Allen's starting spot, it was a no brainer.
Basketball fans should expect to see a relaxed and more tanned Ray Allen this season.