It's about rings. And it's about Ray.

The rings will come first Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, putting an exclamation point on last season and the Miami Heat's first Big Three championship with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Then the page will be turned when Ray Allen takes to the court in the color of the opposition in his first game since leaving the Boston Celtics in the offseason as a free agent.

In other words, a banner season-opening night will be bigger than even the NBA championship banner that will rise shortly before Tuesday's 8:10 p.m. tip-off.

"We'll honor and respect what we were able to accomplish before the game,'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.