AP: Ray Allen is staying in Miami overnight, as talks with Heat continue.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) July 5, 2012
CH’s Take: Well, we knew already Ray’s interest in Miami was serious, and with Ray’s calendar open for tomorrow after the Clippers canceled on him, it looks like Ray will enjoy another day of being wined and dined in South Beach. Honestly, no matter what you are thinking if you are Ray right now, you have to give him credit with this move. There’s probably nothing like getting complimented and begged to for two straight days by some of the premier players in the sport to hop ship and join his team.
If he chooses Miami, their sell-job works and this move to stay an extra day by Ray indicates it might very well be. However, how sweet would it be if Ray stays in Miami the extra day, makes LeBron and company think he’s coming to Miami, and then shoves their offer back in their face and heads back to Boston?
Not the probable option at this point, but certainly a possible one…and a fun one to imagine if you’re a Celtic fan.