For years, Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis were asked about their days as teammates on the Seattle SuperSonics whenever Lewis came to Boston to play against the Celtics.
Those days are over. Lewis will join Allen on the Miami Heat next season, according to multiple outlets. Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported Lewis will sign a two-year contract starting at the veteran minimum. Allen agreed to a multi-year deal with the reigning NBA champions last week.
Allen and Lewis played together on the SuperSonics for nearly five seasons before both left the team in the summer of 2007. Allen was traded to the Celtics while Lewis inked a blockbuster deal with the Orlando Magic. The longtime friends squared off in the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals and 2010 Eastern Conference Finals.
The two signings will be a family reunion as well. Their mothers, Flo Allen-Hopson and Juanita Brown, are also close friends as are both families.
Gordon Hayward had surgery on his left ankle Wednesday night.
While there was hope he could return, Hayward's agent told Adrian Wojnarowski that the Celtics forward is unlikely to play for the remainder of the season.
Hayward suffered the injury in the first quarter of Boston’s 102-99 loss at Cleveland on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-8 All-Star landed awkwardly on his ankle after a lob pass by Kyrie Irving was deflected by LeBron James.
“We’re expecting this to be a full recovery,” Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday, “No timeline on it but a full recovery.”
0:41 - Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s struggles, not having Gordon Hayward, and the Celtics losing for the 2nd time in as many nights.
6:31 - A. Sherrod Blakely joins BST to discuss the message delivered by Hayward to the fans before the game, what was going on with Kyrie’s shot, and why they failed in stopping The Greek Freak.
10:33 - Albert Breer joins BST to preview the Falcons/Patriots Sunday night game and if Atlanta is in the middle of a Super Bowl hangover.
15:40 - In a new game called On The Clock, each person gets 40 seconds to rant on their selected subject including if Red Sox fans can root for the Yankees if the playoffs and how painful the Bruins season will be.