Ray Allen: 5 Reasons Why He Made the Right Decision Choosing Miami Heat

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Ray Allen: 5 Reasons Why He Made the Right Decision Choosing Miami Heat
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The last sight of Ray Allen playing at the TD Garden with a Celtic uniform was LeBron's Epic Game 6.

Miami Heat Managing General Partner Micky Arison was the first to break the biggest NBA news of the day on his twitter page:

ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst then reported the breaking news officially:

The Miami Heat have landed their top free-agent target, getting a commitment Friday night that Ray Allen will leave the Boston Celtics and join the current NBA champions, agent Jim Tanner told ESPN.com.

Heat owner Micky Arison broke the news via his Twitter account by writing "welcome to the family #20."

It is believed Allen accepted the Heat's mid-level exception that starts at $3.09 million, which means he left an offer worth twice as much per year on the table from the Celtics.

Allen met with the Heat Thursday afternoon and evening in Miami.

Whether or not Allen will be known in Boston lore as the Celtics' version of Johnny Damon (when he chose to go to the hated rival Yankees), Allen made the best decision where to spend the twilight of his career.

Here are five reasons why. 

 

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