Two-time NBA champion Ray Allen, who spent his last two seasons with the Miami Heat, joined the Miami Heat’s practice Wednesday and spoke with Duncan Robinson and Max Strus.
Duncan Robinson and Max Strus are chatting with Ray Allen as Heat practice wraps up. pic.twitter.com/5yDW4qHBQX— David Wilson (@DBWilson2) October 13, 2021
The 27-year-old Duncan Robinson grew up a Boston Celtics fan. He was 14 when Allen won a championship with the Celtics in 2008. He said his conversation with the Hall-of-Fame guard was mostly about preparation and process.
Duncan Robinson says his conversation with Ray Allen mostly focused on preparation and process, more than specific shot coaching.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) October 13, 2021
Maybe we’ll soon hear Allen on Robinson’s podcast, The Long Shot.
Allen reconnected with Erik Spoelstra at Chris Bosh’s induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last month. And the Heat coach said he’d like to have Allen “out here more.”
It’s a welcome sign to see Allen involved with the Heat. A few years ago, Allen criticized Miami for not managing their older team during the 2013-14 season. But the 10-time All-Star has remained in Miami since he retired and attended several games.
Chris Bosh and Pat Riley publicly sparred when Bosh tried to return to playing basketball after his blood clot health scare. But Miami retired Bosh’s jersey, and Riley (and Allen) sat behind Bosh during his Hall of Fame induction.