Rockets GM Darly Morey Wants To Sign Ray Allen To 10-Day Contract ASAP
Houston GM Darly Morey Wants To Sign Ray Allen To 10-Day Contract ASAP
“REBOUND BOSH, OUT TO ALLEN, HIS THREE POINTER, BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
It was without doubt Mike Breen’s greatest “BANG” call of all time.
The crowd was so mental that they couldn’t even hear the ref blowing his whistle to review the play, I’m sure the whole of America could hear the roar of the crowd that very same moment.
Perhaps the most clutch moment in NBA history given the circumstances. I’ll never forget it. No NBA fan will ever forget it. They’re not a true NBA fan if they don’t know it.
Ray Allen has last played in the NBA in the summer of 2014 and now is 43 years old. But the two time NBA champion and all time leader in three pointers made has still got it and has stayed in shape.
Houston Rockets General Manager, Daryl Morey, now basically offered Allen another shot a ring, inviting him to join the roster during a recent appearance on the Rich Eisen Show (Transcript via Reddit):
“[…] After Ray Allen lit it up in the celebrity game, Bleacher Report said ‘Someone give Jesus Shuttlesworth a 10-day.’, you retweeted ‘We are in if he is in’ “
“Yeah, he’s my white whale. Since he walked away from the game, he’s acted like he might come back through his agent many times. We chased him down at the golf course once.”
“What do you mean?”
“He’s famously hard to reach. His own agent can’t communicate with him half the time and so I’ve been chasing for a while. He’s perfect for our system, he keeps himself in unbelievable shape, so people thought that [tweet] was a joke, that is not a joke. Ray Allen, I will sign Ray Allen to a 10-day tomorrow or today if he says he’s in, and probably a bigger contract actually, but for sure the 10-day easy.”
“Well, I mean the camera is right there Daryl, just in case Ray is out there. You want to go ahead and address it right there Daryl…”
“Ray Allen you know we’ve been obsessively chasing you for years, we think you’re perfect for our system. Come to the Houston Rockets, win another championship, it’s time.”
“Okay, there you go. What do you mean you chased him at a golf course?”
“He wouldn’t call his agent back and we wanted to sign him during free agency. This was probably 2 years ago, maybe 3, and he’s like maybe your only shot is at this charity golf event, just donate and try and get him. I couldn’t make it, but we sent one of our staff there to try and chase him down and nope couldn’t get to him.”
“Couldn’t get to him on a golf course?”
[Laughs] No, so… this is what we do. I obsessively chase players and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.