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Ray Allen
Ray Allen Heat.jpg
Allen with the Miami Heat
Free Agent
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1975-07-20) July 20, 1975 (age 39)
Castle AFB,
Merced, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Hillcrest (Dalzell, South Carolina)
College Connecticut (1993–1996)
NBA draft 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro career 1996–present
Career history
19962003 Milwaukee Bucks
20032007 Seattle SuperSonics
20072012 Boston Celtics
20122014 Miami Heat
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Walter Ray Allen, Jr. (born July 20, 1975) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat. He formerly played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, and Boston Celtics of the NBA. In college, he was a member of the University of Connecticut Huskies. One of the most accurate 3-point and free throw shooters in NBA history,[1][2] he is a ten-time NBA All-Star, and has won two NBA championships. He has also won an Olympic gold medal as a member of the 2000 United States men's basketball team. Allen has acted in two films, including a lead role in the 1998 Spike Lee film He Got Game. Allen is the NBA's all-time leader both in three-point field goals made and attempted in the regular season as well as the NBA's all-time leader in three-point field goals made in the postseason.[3]

High school[edit]

The third of five children, Ray Allen was born at Castle Air Force Base near Merced, California, the son of Flora and Walter Allen, Sr.[4] A military child, he spent time growing up in Saxmundham in England, Altus in Oklahoma, Edwards Air Force Base[4] in California, and Germany.[5] He attended high school in Dalzell, South Carolina, where he led Hillcrest High School to a basketball state championship.[6]

College career[edit]

Allen attended the University of Connecticut from 1993-1996 after being recruited by assistant coach Karl Hobbs.[7] While at UConn he earned All-American status and was named USA Basketball's Male Athlete of the Year in 1995. In 1995–96, his final college season, Allen was a first-team All-American and won the Big East Player of the Year award. Allen finished his UConn career third on the Huskies' career scoring list with 1,922 points and set a single-season school record by connecting on 115 three-pointers in 1995–96.

In 2001, he was named honorary captain of the 25-member UConn All-Century Basketball Team. On February 5, 2007, his name and number were honored at Connecticut's Gampel Pavilion during the "Huskies of Honor" ceremony at halftime of the men's basketball game against the Syracuse Orange.[8]

NBA career[edit]

Milwaukee Bucks (1996–2003)[edit]

Allen was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth pick of the 1996 NBA Draft. Immediately after his selection, Allen and Andrew Lang were traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for the rights to fourth pick Stephon Marbury. Allen was a member of the NBA's All-Rookie 2nd Team in 1996. His most successful season with the Bucks occurred during the 2000–01 season: he won the 3-point shootout during All-Star Weekend; was selected to the All-NBA Third Team; and led the Bucks, as part of Milwaukee's "Big Three", alongside Sam Cassell and Glenn Robinson, to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they lost in seven games to the Allen Iverson-led Philadelphia 76ers.[9]

Seattle SuperSonics (2003–2007)[edit]

Allen prepares to shoot a free throw in 2007.

Allen remained with the Bucks midway through the 2002–03 season, when he was dealt to the Sonics, along with Ronald Murray, former UConn teammate Kevin Ollie, and a conditional first round draft pick, in exchange for Gary Payton and Desmond Mason. After an injury-riddled 2003–04 season, he was named to the All-NBA 2nd Team and, alongside teammate Rashard Lewis, led the Sonics to the Conference Semifinals in 2005.

During the 2004 preseason, Allen had a brief war of words with Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, whom Allen accused of alienating teammates trying to prove that he did not need Shaquille O'Neal to win games and championships. Allen told the press that if the Lakers remained a mediocre squad, "in about a year or two he will be calling out to (Lakers owner) Jerry Buss that we need some help in here, or trade me." When asked about Allen's comments, Bryant responded, "Don't even put me and that dude in the same breath."[10]

After the 2004–05 season, Allen signed a 5-year, $80 million contract extension. In the 2006–07 regular season, he averaged a career-high 26.4 points per game while adding 4.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.

During his Seattle SuperSonics tenure, Allen achieved many individual accomplishments. On March 12, 2006, Allen became the 97th player in NBA history to score 15,000 points. On April 7, 2006, Allen moved into second place on the NBA's list of all-time 3-point field goals made, trailing only Reggie Miller. On April 19, 2006, Allen broke Dennis Scott's ten-year-old NBA record for 3-point field goals made in a season in a game against the Denver Nuggets. (The record has since been broken by Stephen Curry.[11])

On January 12, 2007, Allen scored a career-high 54 points against the Utah Jazz in a 122–114 overtime win, the second most in Sonics history. Shortly after, he had ankle surgery on both ankles and missed the remainder of the 2006–07 season.

Boston Celtics (2007–2012)[edit]

Allen with Boston in 2008.

On June 28, 2007, the Sonics traded Allen and Glen Davis, the 35th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, to the Celtics in exchange for Delonte West, Wally Szczerbiak, and the fifth overall pick, Jeff Green. Shortly after acquiring Allen, the Celtics acquired Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett to play alongside Allen and Paul Pierce.[12] Upon joining the Celtics, Allen changed his jersey to the number 20, as Paul Pierce already had the number 34 in Boston.[13]

On November 4, 2007, Allen passed 17,000 points for his career with his first of two 3-pointers in overtime in a 98–95 victory against the Toronto Raptors, in which he sank the game winning 3-pointer with three seconds remaining in overtime.[14]

On February 13, 2008, Allen was named by NBA Commissioner David Stern to replace injured East All-Star Caron Butler of the Washington Wizards, who was out with a left hip flexor strain, for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans. While LeBron James was given the All-Star MVP Award, many analysts, including the TNT commentators of the game, felt it should have gone to Allen, who scored 14 points in a stretch of 2 minutes and 30 seconds in the fourth quarter to seal the win for the East team.

On March 28, 2008, Allen was honored as the 3rd best of the 20 greatest players in franchise history during Milwaukee's 40th Anniversary Team Celebration, but could not attend the festivities because of the Celtics' game against the New Orleans Hornets. The Boston Celtics finished 66-16, and were the #1 seed in the 2008 NBA Playoffs. The Celtics struggled in the first two rounds of the playoffs, losing every single away game, but maintaining an undefeated playoff record at home. The Celtics had defeated the #8 seeded Atlanta Hawks 4-3 and then defeated the #4 seeded Cleveland Cavaliers 4-3 as well. They advanced to the 2008 NBA Finals after a 4-2 Conference Finals series win over the Detroit Pistons.[9][15][16]

Allen dunks in Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks.

On June 12, 2008, Allen would play all 48 minutes and contribute greatly with 19 points and 9 rebounds in what would become the largest comeback in NBA Finals history, with the Celtics coming back from a 24-point deficit at one point in the second quarter and a deficit as large as 20 in the third. In that game, Allen would make the game clinching layup with 16.4 seconds remaining to give the Celtics a 5-point lead and put the game away.

On June 17, 2008, in the series-ending Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Allen tied an NBA Finals record with seven three-pointers in the Celtics' 131–92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.[17] With the victory, Allen secured his first NBA championship.

On February 5, 2009, Allen was named as the All-Star replacement for Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson. This marks Allen's ninth time on the All-Star team and the second straight year he has made it alongside teammates Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

On February 22, 2009, with his streak ending at 72, Allen broke the Celtics franchise record in consecutive free throws made previously set by Larry Bird (71).

In the first round of the 2009 playoffs against the Chicago Bulls, game one proved to be tough for Allen. He ended up shooting 1–11 from the field, and the Celtics lost by two. In game 2 however, Allen nailed the game winning three-pointer at the end of regulation with two seconds left to cap off an impressive 30 point night.[18] In Game 6, despite a Boston loss, Allen managed to score 51 points. Boston ended up winning the series in 7 Games. He reunited with former teammate and co-captain of the Seattle Sonics, Rashard Lewis in the Conference Semifinals, this time as opponents, however. After 4 games and a 2–2 series tie, his highest scoring game was a 22 point performance in a Game 2 victory.[19] The Celtics went on to lose in seven games as they failed to defend their title.

On December 10, 2009, Allen scored 18 points to reach the 20,000 point total for his career.

On June 6, 2010, in Game 2 of the 2010 NBA Finals in a 103–94 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers, Allen set the record for most three-pointers made in an NBA Finals game on 8–11 shooting to tie the series 1-1. He broke Michael Jordan's record of six three-pointers in one half by hitting seven in the first half and had tied Scottie Pippen and Kenny Smith's record for most three-pointers in one game in the NBA Finals by half time.[citation needed] Allen also became the first player in NBA history to have two separate games of scoring at least seven three-pointers in the NBA Finals. The Celtics would win two of three games in Boston before losing the last two games and the series in Los Angeles.[citation needed]

After becoming a free agent on July 1, 2010, Allen re-signed a two year-deal with the Boston Celtics on July 7 worth $20 million.[20]

During a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on February 10, 2011, Allen became the all-time NBA leader in total 3-point field goals made (2,562), surpassing Reggie Miller's record of 2,560. The 35 year-old shooting guard finished the game with 20 points but the Celtics eventually lost 92-86.[21] In the 2010-11 NBA season Allen was named to his tenth All-Star game alongside teammates Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Also during All-Star Weekend, Allen competed in the Three-Point Shootout, but lost to James Jones of the Miami Heat.[22] Allen became an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Miami Heat (2012–2014)[edit]

Allen rejected a two-year, $12 million offer to return to the Boston Celtics and accepted a three-year deal with the Miami Heat, who were limited to their mid-level exception amount of slightly more than $3 million per season.[23][24] During Allen's first season with the Miami Heat, he averaged 10.9 points per game and made 88.6% of his free throws while playing an average of 25.8 minutes per game.[25] On April 25, 2013, while playing Milwaukee in Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs, Allen made his 322nd career three-pointer in the playoffs, which broke Reggie Miller's record for most three-pointers made in NBA playoff history.[26] Allen returned to his favorite #34 jersey upon joining the Heat.[13]

In Game 6 of the NBA finals against the San Antonio Spurs, as the Heat trailed by three points, Allen made a game-tying 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter.[27] Having rallied from a 10-point deficit at the end of the third quarter, the Heat won in overtime 103-100 over the San Antonio Spurs and forced a seventh game in the series.[28] With the Heat leading 101-100, Allen stole the ball from Manu Ginobili under the Spurs' basket and drew a foul with 1.9 seconds remaining in the overtime period. Allen made both ensuing free throws to put Miami up 103-100.[29] Allen played 41 minutes in Game 6 off the bench and scored 9 points on 3-for-8 field goal shooting; his game-tying three-pointer was the only three-pointer he made in three attempts. Allen also had one defensive rebound and two assists.[30] In Game 7, which the Heat won 95-88 to win its second consecutive championship, Allen played 20 minutes off the bench. Although he made none of 4 field goal attempts and had 3 turnovers, Allen recorded 4 defensive rebounds and 4 assists.[31]

On June 29, 2013, Allen picked up his $3.23 million player option to stay with the Heat through the 2013–14 NBA season.[32] During the regular season, Allen played in 73 games, starting 9 of them, averaging 9.6 points and shooting 37 percent from three point range. In the playoffs, Allen scored 19 points on 4-7 three point shooting in game 4 of the conference semifinals against the Brooklyn Nets. Then in Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers in an Eastern Conference Finals rematch, Allen caught fire in the fourth quarter, hitting four 3 point shots to ice the game for the Heat and put them up 2-1 in the series. The Heat would go on to win the series in 6 games to advanced to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year and Allen's second. The Heat would face the Spurs again in the 2014 NBA Finals, and they would lose the series in five games.

Acting career[edit]

In 1998, Allen co-starred alongside Denzel Washington in the Spike Lee film He Got Game as high school basketball phenomenon Jesus Shuttlesworth. Roger Ebert praised his performance and said Allen "is that rarity: an athlete who can act,"[33] while New York magazine described him as "graceful and fast in the basketball scenes" while giving "a somberly effective minimalist performance."[34] His role as Shuttlesworth earned him the nickname "Jesus" from teammates and fans.[35]

Allen also appeared as Marcus Blake in the 2001 film Harvard Man.

Personal life[edit]

Allen says that he has a borderline case of obsessive–compulsive disorder, to which he attributes his consummate shooting style.[36][37] He is a member of the Air Jordan brand, which is a subsidiary of Nike.

Allen served as NBA Spokesperson for the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program.[38] and was selected as NBA Spokesman for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.[38] He also started the "Ray of Hope" Foundation to assist charities in several communities.[38]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Allen won an NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1996–97 Milwaukee 82 81 30.9 .430 .393 .823 4.0 2.6 .9 .1 13.4
1997–98 Milwaukee 82 82 40.1 .428 .364 .875 4.9 4.3 1.4 .1 19.5
1998–99 Milwaukee 50 50 34.4 .450 .356 .903 4.2 3.6 1.1 .1 17.1
1999–2000 Milwaukee 82 82 37.4 .455 .423 .887 4.4 3.8 1.3 .2 22.1
2000–01 Milwaukee 82 82 38.2 .480 .433 .888 5.2 4.6 1.5 .2 22.0
2001–02 Milwaukee 69 67 36.6 .462 .434 .873 4.5 3.9 1.3 .3 21.8
2002–03 Milwaukee 47 46 35.8 .437 .395 .913 4.6 3.5 1.2 .2 21.3
2002–03 Seattle 29 29 41.3 .441 .351 .920 5.6 5.9 1.6 .1 24.5
2003–04 Seattle 56 56 38.4 .440 .392 .904 5.1 4.8 1.3 .2 23.0
2004–05 Seattle 78 78 39.3 .428 .376 .883 4.4 3.7 1.1 .1 23.9
2005–06 Seattle 78 78 38.7 .454 .412 .903 4.3 3.7 1.3 .2 25.1
2006–07 Seattle 55 55 40.3 .438 .372 .903 4.5 4.1 1.5 .2 26.4
2007–08 Boston 73 73 35.9 .445 .398 .907 3.7 3.1 .9 .2 17.4
2008–09 Boston 79 79 36.4 .480 .409 .952 3.5 2.8 .9 .2 18.2
2009–10 Boston 80 80 35.2 .477 .363 .913 3.2 2.6 .8 .3 16.3
2010–11 Boston 80 80 36.1 .491 .444 .881 3.4 2.7 1.0 .2 16.5
2011–12 Boston 46 42 34.0 .458 .453 .915 3.1 2.4 1.1 .2 14.2
2012–13 Miami 79 0 25.8 .449 .419 .886 2.7 1.7 .8 .2 10.9
2013–14 Miami 73 9 26.5 .442 .375 .905 2.8 2.0 .7 .1 9.6
Career 1300 1149 35.6 .452 .400 .894 4.1 3.4 1.1 .2 18.9
All-Star 10 0 20.1 .423 .310 .765 2.6 2.2 1.1 .2 14.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999 Milwaukee 3 3 40.0 .532 .474 .615 7.3 4.3 1.0 .3 22.3
2000 Milwaukee 5 5 37.2 .444 .385 .909 6.6 2.6 1.6 .0 22.0
2001 Milwaukee 18 18 42.7 .477 .479 .919 4.1 6.0 1.3 .6 25.1
2005 Seattle 11 11 39.6 .474 .378 .889 4.3 3.9 1.3 .4 26.5
2008 Boston 26 26 38.0 .428 .396 .913 3.8 2.7 .9 .3 15.6
2009 Boston 14 14 40.4 .403 .350 .948 3.9 2.6 1.1 .4 18.3
2010 Boston 24 24 38.5 .431 .386 .863 3.3 2.6 .9 .1 16.1
2011 Boston 9 9 40.1 .523 .571 .960 3.8 2.4 1.2 .1 18.9
2012 Boston 18 10 34.2 .395 .304 .711 4.1 1.0 .9 .1 10.7
2013 Miami 23 0 24.9 .430 .406 .870 2.8 1.3 .5 .1 10.2
2014 Miami 20 1 26.4 .413 .388 .919 3.4 1.6 .7 .2 9.3
Career 171 121 35.5 .443 .401 .883 3.8 2.6 1.0 .2 16.1

Honors[edit]

On July 2, 2007, shortly after being traded to the Celtics, Allen threw out the ceremonial first pitch for a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park.

Records[edit]

NBA Regular season[edit]

  • 3-point field goals made, career: 2,973 (as of the 2013-14 season)
  • Seasons leading the league in three-point field goals made: 3 (2001–022002–03, 2005–06)
  • Consecutive seasons leading the league in three-point field goals made: 2 (2001–022002–03)
  • 3-point field goal attempts, career: 7,429 (as of the 2013-14 season)

NBA Playoffs[edit]

  • Consecutive points scored in a game: 19, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers, June 1, 2001
    • Broken by LeBron James on May 31, 2007, who scored 25 consecutive points for the Cavaliers.
  • 3-point field goals made, 6-game series: 22, Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 2008 NBA Finals
  • 3-point field goals made, 7-game series: 28, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 2001 Eastern Conference Finals
  • 3-point field goals made, game: 9, twice
    • 9, for Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers, June 1, 2001
    • 9, for Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls, April 30, 2009 (3 OT)
  • 3-point field goals attempted, game: 18, Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls, April 30, 2009 (3 OT)

NBA Finals[edit]

  • 3-point field goals made, game: 8, Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers, June 6, 2010
    • Also holds second (see below)
  • 3-point field goals made, half: 7, first half, Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers, June 6, 2010
  • 3-point field goals made, quarter: 5, second quarter, Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers, June 6, 2010
  • 3-point field goal attempts, 6-game series: 42, Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 2008 NBA Finals

NBA All-Star games[edit]

  • 3-point field goal attempts, career: 64
  • 3-point field goal attempts, game: 11 (2005)
  • 3-point field goal attempts, half: 7, second half (2005)

Milwaukee Bucks franchise records[edit]

  • Consecutive games played: 400, from 11/1/96 to 12/20/01
  • 3-point field goals made, career: 1,051
  • 3-point field goals made, season: 229 (2001–02)
  • 3-point field goals made, game: 10, vs. Charlotte Hornets, April 14, 2002
  • 3-point field goals made, half: 8, second half, vs. Charlotte Hornets, April 14, 2002
    • Tied with Tim Thomas (second half, at Portland Trail Blazers, January 5, 2001) and Michael Redd (second half, vs. Houston Rockets, February 20, 2002)
  • 3-point field goal attempts, season: 528 (2001–02)
  • 3-point field goal attempts, game: 17, at Cleveland Cavaliers, December 9, 2002 (2 OT)
  • 3-point field goal attempts, game (regulation): 14, four times (tied with Michael Redd)
    • 14, vs. Utah Jazz, April 12, 2001
    • 14, vs. New York Knicks, December 4, 2001
    • 14, vs. Charlotte Hornets, February 18, 2002
    • 14, vs. Charlotte Hornets, April 14, 2002

Seattle SuperSonics franchise records[edit]

  • 3-point field goals made, season: 269 (2005–06)
  • 3-point field goal attempts, season: 653 (2005–06)

Boston Celtics franchise records[edit]

  • Highest free throw percentage, season: .952 (237/249) (2008–09)
  • Consecutive free throws made: 72, from December 25, 2008 to February 23, 2009
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage, 2011-12 season: .453 (106/234).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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