Mars was right. It's all about the shoes.
RAY ALLEN is notoriously obsessive about everything. He's legendary for his pre-game routine, which starts three hours before gametime. As a kid, he's said he was borderline OCD. You don't get to be the NBA's all-time three-point champ without having a touch of crazy in you.
Paul Pierce looked around, saw a free-agency market crowded with the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Dirk Nowitzki and others (including his once-and-possibly-future teammate Ray Allen), and decided he wanted to join in today, opting out of the final year of his deal with the Celtics and becoming a free agent.