Heat guard Ray Allen told reporters in Miami that he's eager for the season-opener on Tuesday against the Celtics, which he views as an opportunity to "move forward" after weeks of back-and-forth dialogue through the media with his former team.
"We can move on," Allen told reporters on Saturday of what Tuesday's game in Miami represents. "I think it's two-fold, having a ring ceremony and then playing Boston. It's like both situations, letting go of what happened last year and we can move forward."
After spending five seasons with the Celtics, Allen said that he would not be snagged by sentimentality in his first opportunity to reunite with several of his former teammates.
"I'm not over-emotional," Allen told reporters. "Just go out and get a win. I want to win the game. It's good to see my past teammates. You have to be excited about this new chapter. You just make sure that you just enjoy what you're doing and pay homage to where I've been."
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