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Ray Allen reflects on setting NBA 3-point record

Posted on: February 13, 2011 8:22 pm
Edited on: February 13, 2011 8:37 pm
Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen talks with's Ken Berger about setting the NBA's all-time 3-point record. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Back on Thursday, we noted that Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen passed former Indiana Pacers guard Reggie Miller's NBA record for most career 3-pointers during a game in Boston against the Los Angeles Lakers. This weekend,'s Ken Berger caught up with Allen to reminisce on the moment he became the league's most prolific marksman.

Allen said that he would never forget Thursday night because of the response from the TD Garden crowd. "You could sense the tension," Allen remembered. "Everybody wanted it to happen so bad. When it happened, everybody erupted. That's a feeling I'll remember forever. That's a feeling that all of us athletes - no matter what sport you play in - that's a feeling you miss when you retire from sports." 

The response from his friends and family in the days after setting the record was similarly overwhelming. "My phone [was] blowing up, freezing because I had so many text messages," Allen told Berger. "Yesterday I was still getting text messages like the game just happened that day. Even today. Probably close to maybe 130 or 140 [text messages total] ... I think everybody in my phone, that I know, that I've saved their number in my phone, has called me. Which is great because I like to think I have a lot of good peple in my life."

The well-wishers included former Chicago Bulls guard and current Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan. "Yeah, he texted me, just, congratulations," Allen said. "I had the fortunate pleasure growing up watching him, then there was the point where we were peers ... he's definitely someone I call a friend." 

Click here to watch Berger's full conversation with Allen or view it below.


Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2011 11:34 pm

Ray Allen reflects on setting NBA 3-point record

Yeah, honestly, I didn't know the terms of their relationship (and quite frankly, neither did you, my third-grade friend)....that's probably why Allen clarified it for us.  My point is that Allen's statement sounds an awful lot like star-power ingratiation.  (I'll pause while you Google that word)

Why not try reading the article/my post, and (the step that morons like yourself often forget to do) think about what is being said before you respond next time.

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2011 2:46 pm

Ray Allen reflects on setting NBA 3-point record

Yeah because you obviously know weather or not he is friends with Michael Jordan. If you honestly are stupid enough to think that there is no way Jordan and Allen are friends you should be put back into the 3rd grade.

Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: February 13, 2011 11:22 pm

Ray Allen reflects on setting NBA 3-point record

Who wouldn't call Michael Jordan a friend?  Idiot.  Just because a guy texts you doesn't mean you need to clarify what you think might be a relationship there for the press.

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