Ray Allen has been involved in trade rumors every year since 2009, which he took in professionally, it felt like the Celtics are throwing him away like he is a useless scrub. Yes, the fact that all the trade talks failed must count, but imagine what anyone else would do, imagine what your favorite player would do.
You can say he is a professional and he should take it like one, and yes he is taking it as such, he never said anything that would hurt the organization in anyway. He accepted being benched, he played he's best regardless of the injury, he was limited, but he gave he's best and no one can deny this.
About being benched, he took it with a heavy heart, a very heavy heart indeed. He was injured and when he was able to play( play through with his injury that is ) the reward he gets is coming off the bench, I (and so does Ray) know it was better for the team for him to come off the bench that is why he agreed with this plan. But most fans in Boston act like Ray Allen has become incompetent and talk like it would be better for the team to cut ties with Ray since Avery Bradley is doing so great. But let me tell you this, Bradley(I'm a fan btw) will only be successful long term if someone as consistent as Ray can pick up the slack in offense while his gaining his confidence. If we loose the most consistent 3 point shooter of all time, the first one to suffer will be Avery Bradley, he will be exposed in ways you can't even think of.
Ray Allen loves Boston, the fans, the team and the city. This is his Championship team, but he lost his trust with the management. He no longer feel secured in Boston, and i don't blame him. If Boston and Miami gave Ray the same offer and Ray chose the Heat, i won't blame or hate him for that matter. He wants a team that needs him(not necessarily as a starter), a team that he can be useful again, a place where his work ethics would be appreciated, fans who would be grateful unlike Boston where Ray Allen is Disrespected.
I humbly appeal to all Boston fans, the real Boston Celtics fans, to please stop the hate talk for Ray Allen. Ray Allen is a Celtic, if he chooses to be a part of the Heat, then let him, respect him like all the Celtics of old, for this was a move that we in Celtic Nation triggered. I will always remember Ray Allen not as a Buck a Sonic or a Heat but as Celtic, ALWAYS.