Ray Allen: Boston Celtics Can Survive a Lost 2011-’12 Season

by August 16, 2011

Ray Allen isn’t worried about himself and the rest of the Big 3; he thinks these old men can come back strong in 2013 should the lockout force the cancelation of next season. From the Boston Herald: “The guard, who just turned 36 on July 20, doesn’t believe that because both he and Kevin Garnett have one year left on their respective contracts will spell the end of the Big Three era. ‘I don’t think so,’ he said [Monday] morning. ‘They’re not going to send us away because possibly we miss a season. We’re not going to say we’re done and we’re not going to play any more. I still have a lot left in me and I’m sure that Kevin (Garnett) feels the same. At this stage of the game I’m sure he’s rejuvenated and he’ll be ready to go. Hard to say what (the lockout) does,’ said Allen. ‘When you stop so abruptly – it wouldn’t be anything I would accept. As far as being ready to play another season, I would just be ready. Especially if you get a whole year off. It’s not as if you go into the next year and say I’m done. I’m not going to play anymore. We’re competitors. When you lose a season like that, you come back and you’re ready to get after it. It will fuel our fire, and enable us to go after it a little more next year.'”