Ray Allen Shoots Down the Celtics
The new Miami Heat star shows his stuff.
The Miami Heat began the defense of their NBA championship on Tuesday night with a 120-107 victory over the Boston Celtics. The game also marked the first regular season game with the Heat for newcomer Ray Allen. The veteran shooting guard scored 19 points in 31 minutes against his former team.
Allen joined Miami as a free agent in the off-season after spending five seasons with Boston. The Heat defeated the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals and added insult to injury by signing Allen just weeks later. Allegedly upset after the Celtics attempted to trade him prior to last season’s trade deadline, Allen paid a visit to the Boston bench before Tuesday’s tip-off to exchange handshakes but was snubbed by former teammate Kevin Garnett.Pin It Tweet
LeBron James is the Cure for Post-Superbowl Blues
Because football isn’t a year-round sport.
Much to the chagrin of Jim Harbaugh the NFL season came to a stunning and sudden end last week when the Baltimore Ravens held off the 49ers to claim victory in Super Bowl XLVII. The days following the game offered a whirlwind of revelry (Ravens’ Parade), late night television spots, debate, and complaints about officiating, but actual football games weren’t on the docket. What’s a sports fan to do now that football has ended, the NCAA tournament is a month away, and baseball is nothing but a tease with its sun drenched reports for the next six weeks?
There’s LeBron James.Pin It Tweet
NBA Stories to Watch
The NBA season is getting underway and basketball fans can obsess over various storylines. Here’re a few I’ll be keeping tabs on this season.
Can Greg Oden and Michael Beasley contribute in Miami?
The defending champs haven’t had much in the way of cap space over the past three seasons. In the offseason Miami cut the oft-injured Mike Miller and made a pair of low-risk, potential high-reward signings. Beasley is a proven scorer who has traditionally preferred weed and tattoos to playing defense. After burning out in Minnesota and Phoenix, Beasley is back with the team that made him the #2 overall pick in the 2008 draft. Beasley should give coach Erik Spoelstra another big wing on the second unit and may even allow LeBron James and Dwyane Wade the chance to hit the bench simultaneously on occasion. If Beasley can steer clear of South Beach he could offer Miami a dynamic scorer off the bench to pair with Ray Allen.Pin It Tweet