24 Facts About Ray Allen

1. Ray Allen has acted in two films, including a lead role in the 1998 Spike Lee film He Got Game.

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2. Ray Allen believed he was speaking with these women and communicated with them.

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3. Ray Allen became the big man on campus at the University of Connecticut, helping the Huskies win the first of three consecutive Big East regular season titles in 1994.

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4. Ray Allen is known as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, a reputation bolstered by his record 2,973 three-pointers made.

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5. On November 21, 2017, Ray Allen said in a court filing that he was the victim of "catfishing" by a man who posed online as several different women.

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6. Ray Allen started the "Ray of Hope" Foundation to assist charities in several communities.

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

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8. In 1998, Ray Allen co-starred alongside Denzel Washington in the Spike Lee film He Got Game as high school basketball phenomenon Jesus Shuttlesworth.

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9. In July 2016, Ray Allen began mulling a comeback, and admitted he was "intrigued" by the possibility of competing for another championship.

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10. Ray 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.

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11. Ray Allen became the first player in NBA history to have two separate games of scoring at least seven three-pointers in the NBA Finals.

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12. In Game 6, despite a Boston loss, Ray Allen managed to score 51 points.

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13. On February 5, 2009, Ray Allen was named as the All-Star replacement for Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson.

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14. In that game, Ray 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.

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15. On March 28, 2008, Ray 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.

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16. Ray Allen recorded a new playoff career high with 41 points in a Game 6 victory over the 76ers, but the Bucks ultimately lost in seven games.

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17. On December 20, 1997, Ray Allen set a new career high of 35 points against the New York Knicks.

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18. Ray Allen made his NBA debut on November 1, 1996, where he started and played 28 minutes and scored 13 points in a win against fellow rookie Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers.

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19. Ray Allen was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth pick of the 1996 NBA draft.

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20. Ray Allen attended the University of Connecticut from 1993 to 1996 after being recruited by assistant coach Karl Hobbs.

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21. Ray Allen is best known for his role as basketball prodigy Jesus Shuttlesworth in Ray Allen Got Game.

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22. Ray Allen entered the NBA in 1996 as the fifth overall selection.

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23. Ray Allen began his basketball career as a collegiate athlete for the Connecticut Huskies, where he played for three seasons, gaining a reputation as an efficient and deadly long-range shooter.

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24. Ray Allen played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 2018.

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