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Report: James wooing Allen?
Posted By Jessica Camerato On July 1, 2010 @ 12:12 am In General | 3 Comments
Stemming from an original report in the New York Daily News  that James reached out to a free agent to join the trio on a ‘Dream Team,’ Jorge Sedano of the Miami Herald writes:
‘I’ve come across a source who has told me that free agent player could be Ray Allen. The source tells me that Allen has spoken to James and his preference is to remain with the Celtics , but that’s predicated on Paul Pierce  remaining with the team. The money is not a huge factor. Winning more championships is the most important factor.’
Although the report did not specify which team James was referring to, the rumor mill has been buzzing for weeks about James, Wade, and Bosh signing together with the Heat.
For Allen, who turns 35 in July, he doesn’t just play basketball for the sake of it. He plays to win. But there is more to his free agency than just aligning himself with the hottest megastars for a shot at a title.
Allen likes playing in Boston and believes the C’s could have a chance to win it all next season should they return their core players. The fact that Doc Rivers  is returning to the sidelines will also be a draw.
There is an off-the-court side to it as well. Allen’s young son is battling juvenile diabetes. He was hospitalized less than a month ago during the NBA finals . Being in Boston affords Allen the proximity to some of the best diabetic care in the country.
“I’ll deal with that when the time comes, but it’s obvious that I don’t want to be anywhere else,” Allen said of free agency following the Celtics Game 7 loss in the finals.
After the clock struck 12:01am on July 1, the time is here.
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 LeBron James: http://media.weei.com/basketball/lebron-james.htm
 Ray Allen: http://media.weei.com/basketball/ray-allen-celtics.htm
 Dwyane Wade: http://media.weei.com/basketball/dwyane-wade.htm
 according to the Miami Herald: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sedano-says/2010/06/lebron-recruiting-ray-allen-for-heat-dream-team.html
 New York Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/2010/06/30/2010-06-30_new_york_knicks_out_to_dissuade_lebron_james_from_dream_team_in_miami_with_dwyan.html
 Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm
 Paul Pierce: http://media.weei.com/basketball/paul-pierce.htm
 Doc Rivers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/doc-rivers.htm
 NBA finals: http://media.weei.com/basketball/nba-finals.htm
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