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A day in the life

Posted by shawn cassidy on April 23, 2012 at 7:40 PM




His vision inside can be seen. A pure mind is always pure,and a pure shooter, must work on  being  a pure shooter. The gift is there, but the beholder of the gift must reach down , and unwrap the gift. The ups and downs an NBA player endures,  and what they   face is unreal. Time away from loved ones, and time away from being who they are outside of basketball. The game of basketball becomes them. It swallows them, and basketball is their life.

 

 

There may be rain in the clouds.  But it sure as hell ain't coming  down on Ray Allen's  parade. In some moments of distress, we do not often see what is there before our eyes. For the Celtics it was the emerging Bradley. For Ray Allen it's the possible end of his career. He's 36 years old, and he has young kids, and he seems like the ultimate family man. His playing days are almost over, and to say how long he will last after this season is like playing poker.

 

 


Our judgement  can some times be  clouded,  and our worries  can conceal what others try to give us. It may be advice, or just honesty. The chance that this may be the end sooner, than later for Ray,  must keep him up at night. The day is ending for Ray. The dreaded loneliness of his hotel room is calling. The approaching night is lurking. Suddenly it starts raining. Bathed in the street light.  The slight drizzle is shining. There is a strange silence. Finally Ray  reaches his  hotel room.  Ray is tired, drenched, sweating. As he throws himself on the bed. Ray hears the raindrops' intensity declining.  He flips The window  open, and he  can feel the cool and moist wind blowing.

 

As he  stares at the white ceiling. Pondering over the days of game winning shots, and time-outs with teammates. Ray is left wondering. If every cloud really has a silver lining. Is there a silver lining for me? Is it too walk away, or is to continue on? Big decisions Ray will face,  in the here, and now. Ray's  season still remains unclear. 



The vibrant sun dared to smile through the thick cloud. Like a daring brave man moving ahead. Overpowering all his sufferings and impediments. Bad days never last long for him as he knows. Ray  will move on in his life. Life without basketball must be tough, and I can't even put it together in my mind.

 




Ray's been unable to avenge his trade rumor. What I fear about Ray's injury. The fans themselves? Ray can be used as the new scapegoat if the Celtics lose this year. The fans  will say? Wow, Danny should have traded Ray before his injury. We could have had OJ Mayo. To some it sounds that easy. The best moves by Danny, sometimes are the moves he doesn't make.

 

 

The emotional heart suffers greatly while the physical heart continues to force an end. One must accept their fate. Unknown, and wishful for the best. The story of Ray Allen is unfinished. But is this a story that leaves you empty, and the ending doesn't make sense?


 Ray's paint brushes are left on his  script. The feeling of 2009 KG takes  us all over. We hope were left with a different ending. A story that leaves us content in thoughts.

 



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12 Comments

Reply Celticslifer
8:39 PM on April 23, 2012 
Enjoyed this post. Man I hope this isn't end, but it worries me. I am not going to lie.
Reply paul
10:06 PM on April 23, 2012 
I'm worried about Rondo too. Apparently he's not even walking without difficulty, and there's talk of him playing against the Heat? Please, Doc, no.
Reply Franklin
10:10 PM on April 23, 2012 
paul says...
I'm worried about Rondo too. Apparently he's not even walking without difficulty, and there's talk of him playing against the Heat? Please, Doc, no.


I think Rondo's going to be fine, unllike Ray. But of course if Rondo isn't healthy,than the Celtics are not doing anything!
Reply Larry Banks
11:01 PM on April 23, 2012 
I would hate for Ray to go down like this.
Reply paul
6:22 AM on April 24, 2012 
Franklin says...
I think Rondo's going to be fine, unllike Ray. But of course if Rondo isn't healthy,than the Celtics are not doing anything!


It's just that his back is an ongoing problem for him.

Shawn, I see that you got promoted at Celtics Blog - well done!
Reply shawn cassidy
10:57 AM on April 24, 2012 
paul says...
It's just that his back is an ongoing problem for him.

Shawn, I see that you got promoted at Celtics Blog - well done!



Not writing as a member of their writing team, but was allowed to promote our blog with a fanpost. Thanks Paul.
Reply paul
11:18 AM on April 24, 2012 
shawn cassidy says...
Not writing as a member of their writing team, but was allowed to promote our blog with a fanpost. Thanks Paul.


It gave me the creeps to see your fine and delicate writing on that site. Celtics Blog gives me the creeps. But still, it was an honor.
Reply shawn cassidy
12:00 PM on April 24, 2012 
paul says...
It gave me the creeps to see your fine and delicate writing on that site. Celtics Blog gives me the creeps. But still, it was an honor.



.lol! Paul your funny. When I saw it this morning. It felt strange.
Reply Larry Banks
12:01 PM on April 24, 2012 
paul says...
It gave me the creeps to see your fine and delicate writing on that site. Celtics Blog gives me the creeps. But still, it was an honor.



That's funny. Yeah, I saw that to Shawn, nice of them to let you do that. Otherwise nice post.
Reply paul
12:20 PM on April 24, 2012 
shawn cassidy says...
.lol! Paul your funny. When I saw it this morning. It felt strange.


lol!
Reply paul
12:22 PM on April 24, 2012 
Larry Banks says...
That's funny. Yeah, I saw that to Shawn, nice of them to let you do that. Otherwise nice post.


I think they thought it was similar to those awful attempts of humor by some writer there who pretends to be a fly on the (fictional) wall in the Celtics lockerroom. But to me, what Shawn writes is poetry, not hack humor.
Reply Franklin
1:43 PM on April 24, 2012 
We love your humor Paul. Never change.