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Ray Allen: Where Signing Ranks BOS-MIA Rivalry Amongst Heat Rivals
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The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics had enough reasons spilling into the 2012-13 NBA season to intensify their rivalry.

Kevin Garnett could still be fueled by LeBron James laughing in his face during the Eastern Conference Finals. Rajon Rondo could still be seething from a missed call during his 40-point game against the Heat that the Boston Celtics went on to lose.

Paul Pierce has battled LeBron so much there is a genuine dislike festering between the men while respect takes a bit of a backseat.

However, with Ray Allen being torn and subsequently indulging in the Miami way, the rivalry has been heightened immensely. The games will be fought that much harder due to what a lot of NBA fans view as betrayal on Allen’s end.

Miami-Boston isn’t the only rivalry in the league sparked by time and untimely free agency decisions. Where does the Celtics-Heat rivalry land in power rankings against every other team where Miami has left a bitter taste? 

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