Ray Allen
American basketball player
Ray Allen
Walter Ray Allen is an American professional basketball player who is currently playing for the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association. He has played professionally for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, and the Boston Celtics; and collegiately for the University of Connecticut Huskies.
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The Biggest Shot in NBA History
Wall Street Journal - 2 months
It wasn’t Michael Jordan’s, Ray Allen’s or any of Robert Horry’s. It was Kyrie Irving’s clutch shot in Game 7 of the NBA Finals—even if nobody realized.
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NBA champion Ray Allen confirms retirement
Yahoo News - 4 months
Two-time NBA champion Ray Allen announced his retirement from basketball on Tuesday after 18 seasons, finally ending the long-running guessing game over his future. Allen, a virtual certainty to enter basketball's Hall of Fame, is the NBA's all-time leader in three-pointers with 2,973. Allen was chosen as the fifth outright pick in the 1996 draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.
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This Town Is Becoming Hogsmeade For One Magical 'Harry Potter' Weekend
Huffington Post - 5 months
Now this is some serious commitment to witchcraft and wizardry. At the end of October, downtown Ithaca, New York will transform into a Harry Potter wonderland otherwise known as Wizarding Weekend. During the three-day festival, both visitors and local muggles will enjoy a full schedule of costume contests, wand-making demos, wizard duels and quidditch games put on by local businesses. The homegrown festival takes visitors into the fictional land of Hogsmeade without ever leaving New York. And the magic doesn’t come at theme-park prices: Most events during the weekend are completely free.  Wizarding Weekend started last year as the brainchild of local business owners in Ithaca’s Press Bay Alley shopping area. What was intended as a quiet community event exploded into thousands of attendees from all around the world. About 13,000 visitors are expected for this year’s go-round, Jennifer Tavares, president of the local chamber of commerce, told HuffPost. The weekend ...
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Shaquille O'Neal Doesn't Think We Need A Rule About 'Hack-A-Shaq'
Huffington Post - 9 months
Shaquille O'Neal may have retired in 2011, but the 44-year-old four-time world champion remains at the forefront of the NBA discussion. O'Neal, who has become an integral part of TNT's Emmy-winning NBA broadcast, spoke with The Huffington Post recently to discuss the Dwight Howard saga, Kobe Bryant's legacy and how he thinks Stephen Curry would fare in his era. What did you think of Dwight Howard's interview the other day with the TNT crew? He seemed candid. I thought it was very honest. This life that we live in, you have to perform to a certain level, or you’ll always be susceptible to criticism. Some people can take it well and some people can’t. When you call yourself a Superman or call yourself a great player, but then you don’t play like that, then of course everyone questions your character. I thought he handled himself well; I thought he was very eloquent in his speech. I think he’s got about four or five years left to go get [a championship], so good luck. I kind ...
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Rajon Rondo Is Quietly Back To Being Rajon Rondo
Huffington Post - about 1 year
There was once a time, not so long ago, when Rajon Rondo was one of the best point guards in the NBA and a crucial component of a championship run with the Boston Celtics. Nobody in the league was better at controlling tempo, and nobody excelled more in the transition game. But somewhere along the way, Rondo lost his spark, becoming more well-known for his petulant behavior than basketball prowess. At first, it seemed like an aberration, merely a trend. But it persisted. Boston eventually dealt him to Dallas, where he feuded with Head Coach Rick Carlisle and infamously tanked during last year's playoffs against Houston. As a free agent last summer, interest in a cancerous locker room lead guard without a jump shot was noticeably missing. But Sacramento needed a point to run pick-and-roll with its highly gifted power forward, DeMarcus Cousins. The acquisition, not surprisingly, was hardly celebrated -- Rondo seemed indifferent to winning basketball, and at 29 years old had perhaps ...
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Rajon Rondo Is Quietly Back To Being Rajon Rondo
Huffington Post - about 1 year
There was once a time, not so long ago, when Rajon Rondo was one of the best point guards in the NBA and a crucial component of a championship run with the Boston Celtics. Nobody in the league was better at controlling tempo, and nobody excelled more in the transition game. But somewhere along the way, Rondo lost his spark, becoming more well-known for his petulant behavior than basketball prowess. At first, it seemed like an aberration, merely a trend. But it persisted. Boston eventually dealt him to Dallas, where he feuded with Head Coach Rick Carlisle and infamously tanked during last year's playoffs against Houston. As a free agent last summer, interest in a cancerous locker room lead guard without a jump shot was noticeably missing. But Sacramento needed a point to run pick-and-roll with its highly gifted power forward, DeMarcus Cousins. The acquisition, not surprisingly, was hardly celebrated -- Rondo seemed indifferent to winning basketball, and at 29 years old had perhaps ...
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Miami: Sleeping, Dining and Playing Around
Huffington Post - about 1 year
All it takes is one arctic blast of cold winter air to make travelers dream of warm weather. If your thoughts are turning to Miami, Florida, you're not alone. As Miami continues to evolve it offers more choices to more travelers. You can stay in the city at a large, vintage, iconic hotel. You can rest up at an intimate, boutique hotel on the beach. Each venue has its merits, and if you dine around town and play some tennis and golf too, you'll have a smile-inducing vacation the folks back home will envy. (Photo by Dwight Brown) Miami continues to evolve as a top vacation destination. The Stately Biltmore Hotel in Coral Cables If you haven't been in Miami in a minute, things have changed. South Beach is now just one of many vacation destinations in Greater Miami and The Beaches. Coral Gables is a worthy retreat too. The town, built in the 1920s, is a few miles west of Miami's financial district and home to the University of Miami and the swank Merrick Shopping Center. It al ...
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Burning Man Organizers Are Fighting A $3 Million Tax
Huffington Post - about 1 year
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Organizers of the Burning Man counter-culture celebration are challenging the enforcement of a Nevada state tax that they say could cost them nearly $3 million. Burning Man officials said in a letter to the state Department of Taxation on Friday that the festival should be exempt from the recently amended tax on live entertainment, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported Saturday. The 25-year-old annual arts festival attracted about 80,000 participants this year to the Black Rock Desert 100 miles north of Reno. Burning Man attorney Ray Allen said the 9 percent tax would translate into a tax bill of about $2.8 million. He said the tax is known by some as the "Burning Man tax." "From our perspective, this is the latest attempt by an outside entity to unfairly tap the resources of Burning Man and its participants," event organizers said in a statement posted on their web site. "Some seem to view Burning Man as the 'golden goose' they can turn to when they want mo ...
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Burning Man Organizers Are Fighting A $3 Million Tax
Huffington Post - about 1 year
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Organizers of the Burning Man counter-culture celebration are challenging the enforcement of a Nevada state tax that they say could cost them nearly $3 million. Burning Man officials said in a letter to the state Department of Taxation on Friday that the festival should be exempt from the recently amended tax on live entertainment, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported Saturday. The 25-year-old annual arts festival attracted about 80,000 participants this year to the Black Rock Desert 100 miles north of Reno. Burning Man attorney Ray Allen said the 9 percent tax would translate into a tax bill of about $2.8 million. He said the tax is known by some as the "Burning Man tax." "From our perspective, this is the latest attempt by an outside entity to unfairly tap the resources of Burning Man and its participants," event organizers said in a statement posted on their web site. "Some seem to view Burning Man as the 'golden goose' they can turn to when they want mo ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ray Allen
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    In July 2016, Allen began mulling a comeback, and admitted he was "intrigued" by the possibility of competing for another championship.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 39
    In 2015, Allen co-starred alongside Kyrie Irving, Baron Davis and J. B. Smoove as Walt in the fourth episode of "Uncle Drew", a series of Pepsi Max advertisements written and directed by Irving.
    More Details Hide Details Allen says that he has a borderline case of obsessive–compulsive disorder, to which he attributes his consummate shooting style. 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 and was selected as NBA Spokesman for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He also started the "Ray of Hope" Foundation to assist charities in several communities.
    However, he did not end up joining a team for the 2015–16 season.
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  • 2014
    Age 38
    Allen became a free agent in the offseason, and after much anticipation of a return at some point during 2014–15, he announced his decision to sit out the season and focus on 2015–16.
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  • 2013
    Age 37
    On June 29, 2013, Allen picked up his $3.23 million player option to stay with the Heat through the 2013–14 NBA season.
    More Details Hide Details 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 hit four 3-point shots in the fourth quarter and put them up 2–1 in the series. The Heat won the series in six games to advance to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year and Allen's second. The Heat faced the Spurs again in the 2014 NBA Finals, but they lost the series in five games.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Allen returned to his favorite #34 jersey upon joining the Heat. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
  • 2010
    Age 34
    In the 2010–11 NBA season Allen was named to his tenth All-Star game alongside teammates Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
    More Details Hide Details Also during All-Star Weekend, Allen competed in the Three-Point Shootout, but lost to James Jones of the Miami Heat. 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. 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.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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. 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.
  • 2009
    Age 33
    On December 10, 2009, Allen scored 18 points to reach the 20,000 point total for his career.
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    In the first round of the 2009 playoffs against the Chicago Bulls, game one proved to be tough for Allen.
    More Details Hide Details 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. 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. The Celtics went on to lose in seven games as they failed to defend their title.
    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).
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    On February 5, 2009, Allen was named as the All-Star replacement for Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2008
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details With the victory, Allen secured his first NBA championship.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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 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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    On February 13, 2008, Allen was named as the replacement for 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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2007
    Age 31
    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.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after acquiring Allen, the Celtics acquired Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett to play alongside Allen and Paul Pierce. Upon joining the Celtics, Allen changed his jersey to the number 20, as Paul Pierce already had the number 34 in Boston.
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 30
    Shortly after, he had ankle surgery on both ankles and missed the remainder of the 2006–07 season.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details The record has since been broken by Stephen Curry. 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.
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 28
    After the 2004–05 season, Allen signed a 5-year, $80 million contract extension.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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."
  • 2003
    Age 27
    After an injury-riddled 2003–04 season, he was named to the All-NBA Second Team and, alongside teammate Rashard Lewis, led the Sonics to the Conference Semifinals in 2005.
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  • 2002
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1996
    Age 20
    Allen was a member of the NBA's All-Rookie 2nd Team in 1996.
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    Allen was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth pick of the 1996 NBA draft.
    More Details Hide Details Immediately after his selection, Allen and Andrew Lang were traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for the rights to fourth pick Stephon Marbury.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2001, Allen was named honorary captain of the 25-member UConn All-Century Basketball Team.
    In 1995–96, his final college season, Allen was a first-team All-American and won the Big East Player of the Year award.
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    While at UConn, he was named USA Basketball's Male Athlete of the Year in 1995.
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  • 1993
    Age 17
    Allen attended the University of Connecticut from 1993 to 1996 after being recruited by assistant coach Karl Hobbs.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on July 20, 1975.
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