You may want to un-burn your Ray Allen jersey, Celtics fans.
Take this with a grain of salt, but NBA on NBC Boston reports that Allen could return to Boston to retire as a Celtic. Allen, who has a player option after this season, reportedly will opt out and sign a one-year contract with the Celtics. The report, via Twitter, cites “people close to” Allen as its source.
Allen is known to have an affinity for Boston fans, and he was visibly moved last year when fans chanted “Let’s go, Celtics!” late in their Game 6 loss to the Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. His return to Boston would be a sensitive subject, though. Celtics fans booed Allen when he took the court at TD Garden last season. [tweet https://twitter.com/NBAonNBCBoston/status/341540747062956032 align=’center’]
In the meantime, Allen has other matters to attend to. He and the Heat take on the Pacers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night.