After learning that Ray Allen was not interested in playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers IF he returned this season, it became more likely that he wouldn't be playing at all. Today, the man who LeBron recently passed on the all-time scoring list has announced that he won't be playing in the 2014-15 season.
"Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me," Allen said. "I’ve ultimately decided that I will not play this NBA season."
Chris Bosh and his wife Adrienne had a baby girl last night, named Dylan Skye.
With the Heat playing his former team the Toronto Raptors, Bosh did not travel with the team as he was staying with his wife as the couple welcomed their second born baby into the world.
After baby Dylan was born, CB4 posted on Twitter about how elated he was, "I feel like I'm 10 ft. Tall right now! Very happy to welcome another child to the world! #proudfather #Boshfamily," and attached a photo of him holding his newborn.
On Tuesday night the Miami Heat received their 2013 NBA Championship rings, and lifted their championship banner in a pre-game ring ceremony. Members of the Heat weren't the only ones who were given a ring however, as Dwyane Wade surprised long time girlfriend, Gabrielle Union, with one of her own.
Tuesday was actually Union's 41st birthday, and D Wade stopped by her party at Hyde night club for a few minutes before taking off for Philadelphia with the team, and in that time he gave her a box which had her own Heat championship ring.
The Miami Heat started their season of right by receiving their championship rings, defeating an Eastern conference rival on a nationally televised game, and topping it all off with a Chris Bosh videobomb.
Speaking about his biggest rivals in the league today, LeBron James says there is no one individual rival for him.
Measuring the greatness of LeBron has shifted from putting him up against Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and Paul Pierce, and is now about seeing how he stacks up against the all-time greatest players. Asked about who he considers his chief rival these days, James doesn't mention Derrick Rose in the East, or Durant out West, and says that he once considered Pierce his toughest rival when he was on his quest for his first championship.
To commemorate their second straight title, the Miami Heat will wear championship gold jerseys on opening night.
October 29th is the night the season opens, and the Heat gets things started against Eastern rival Chicago Bulls. This is also the night LeBron and company receive their rings for the franchise's third championship, and in honor of the event the team will be wearing special alternate jerseys and jackets.