The Miami Heat’s rivalry with the Boston Celtics is no secret and has grown deeper with competitive hatred towards each other for many years.
This was exaggerated with Miami’s addition of Chris Bosh and LeBron James to form the ‘Big 3,’ and further solidified as possibly the biggest rivalry in the NBA when Ray Allen left the Boston Celtics for a 50 percent pay cut to join the Miami Heat, causing Kevin Garnett to delete Ray’s number from his phone.
Ray Allen said it: “The NBA knows how to work it. This is reality TV,” in regards to the Heat being scheduled to play the Celtics on opening night in Miami, when the Heat will have their second banner raised and their championship rings presented to them in front of the Celtics team.
If the fire has already been lit, this moment will douse the Celtics, and we will be provided with one of the most intense games in recent NBA history.
Here are seven bold predictions for the NBA’s opening night at American Airlines Arena.