Ray plays down the rift

Despite departure and a recent war of words, he says he'll always be a Celtic

Updated: October 26, 2012, 10:24 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

RALEIGH, N.C. -- LeBron James tugs at Ray Allen's black and red practice jersey. Their shootaround before a preseason game against the Charlotte Bobcats in Raleigh, N.C., is nearly over, but "The King" won't grant his new subject his leave until he ponys up some benjamins over a competition of shots from the corner.

"Right here," James instructs Allen, as if the most prolific 3-point shooter in NBA history needs any introduction to his sweet spot. "A hundred bucks each."

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