The three-point shooting woes of the Miami Heat are now a thing of the past.
At least for the next three years, which is how long Ray Allen is signed up for after signing a deal worth $9 million. Allen was introduced to the team early Wednesday afternoon, and will be back to wearing the number 34 as he did with Milwaukee and Seattle.
Allen spoke of Pat Riley, his new teammates and his relationships in Boston:
Rashard Lewis was introduced prior to Allen. The former three-point shooting champion signed a veteran-minimum deal that will pay him $1.3 million this upcoming season, chump change compared to the $13.7 million he received as a result of New Orleans buying out his contract.
Lewis’ press conference was more entertaining than Allen’s because of the fact that he’s not attempting to hold back his excitement. It’s not every day when you see a 14-year veteran who has gone as far as the NBA Finals visually ecstatic over the prospect of joining a new team.
Then again, not every team is the Miami Heat.