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Where Does Ray Allen Rank Amongst the Greatest Shooters?

August 5th, 2014 at 5:02 PM
By Glenn Minnis

Ray Allen has had one of the greatest careers in the NBA. He started out his career being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, which was later traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for their fourth pick in the draft which was Stephon Marbury. Allen never played for the Timberwolves and spent his first seven seasons with the Bucks. He was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for Gary Payton in the 2002-03 season. There in Seattle, Allen averaged his most points per game putting up 26.4 a game during his last season with the team in 2006-07. 


Allen would be traded in the offseason of that said year to the Boston Celtics to formulate the, "Big Three." This consisted of Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. There he would win his first NBA Title with the team and during his first season there by beating the Los Angeles Lakers in six games. While in Boston, Allen also broke the most three pointers made mark by passing Reggie Miller for the number one spot. Allen has since left Boston and played for the Miami Heat for the past two seasons. 


Allen's greatest moment might have came when he made the game-tying three pointer against the San Antonio Spurs in game six of the NBA Finals, which helped the Heat win the title. Allen will easily go down as the greatest three point shooter of all-time, with his beautiful form and stroke of the basketball that he only can make. A consummate professional, Allen's career has a host of great moments that no one can take away from him or his legacy. If this is the end for Ray Allen, then he has nothing to be ashamed of and is without question the greatest shooter of all-time.

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