Aug. 23, 2017
Rashard Lewis reflects on the time Ray Allen recruited him to Miami
Coming off their second NBA Championship in 2012, the Miami Heat were looking to add more firepower. The Heat's top free agency priority was getting sharpshooter Ray Allen. And that's exactly what they did with Ray leaving the rival Celtics to join the team.
Another player they targeted was Ray's former teammate Rashard Lewis. Lewis met with Pat Riley and was headed to Atlanta to meet with the Hawks, another team interested in him. Before he could do that, he got a call from Ray Allen. Here's how it went(via Kevin Pelton):
Yes, the Hawks could've offered more money and minutes, but the chance to play on a title contender like the Heat was too hard to pass up. And it proved to be the right choice with Lewis winning his first championship.
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