Your awesome quote of the day comes courtesy of Ray Allen, via the AP. Allen was asked about the shot above which he hit in Game 6 of the 2013 Finals vs. San Antonio, which saved the Heat's season and eventually lead to their second successive championship:
"You can never smite glory," Allen said. "It's something that you always will be associated with when you're winning."
"You can never smite glory." Someone get that on a T-shirt right now, right now, right now. And glory really is the essence of that shot, even if some people think it was a travel.
The shot was so big, in fact, that despite the fact that Allen is the all-time 3-point leader in NBA history, that shot may be the one he's remember for most. Just read this other quote on people's reaction to it:
"It doesn't matter where I went, where I've gone, what city or state I was in, it's all people could talk about," Allen said. "I always have to let people know that in that situation, being a part of a team, I was part of the reason. Everybody kept telling me I was the reason. We had 15 parts of the reason. You look back on the season and somebody always did something to help our team win a game. That's what being a great teammate is all about."
It was the biggest moment of his storied career. So yeah, I guess you could say that leaving the Celtics worked out OK for Ray.