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Allan Houston
Allan Houston
Position: None
Born: 04/20/71
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Sprewell was a critical figure in the 1998-99 team that lost to the Spurs in the NBA Finals after a stunning run as the No. 8 seed. That included the Knicks upsetting both the Heat (Allan Houston’s shot) and Reggie Miller’s Pacers in the postseason. “Reggie is a talker. The thing I hated about him is he was a flopper,” Sprewell said. “He’ll just flop and I am like, ‘Stop flopping, man.’ You can’t touch him, he’s always at the free throw line. But you have to respect Reggie, he’s always running around screens, and if you left him open, he’s going to knock down shots. You just have to be careful how you guard him because if you touched him, he’s going to act like he got shot out of a cannon.”
Allan’s mother, Alice Houston grew up just two houses from the Clays in Louisville, Kentucky on the now famous landmark Grand Avenue. At 15 years old, Alice and her brother developed a friendship with Cassius Clay prior to his ascension to the top of the boxing world. The neighborhood bond grew over the years between Alice and Cassius and to this day, she remembers the impactful messages he would deliver at the young age of 21. Specifically, the time when Clay gave $25 to her mother just to get something nice as a gesture to friends of the family. “He looked at me and said, ‘Just remember this Alice to remember how you treat people on your way up because these are the same people you are going to meet coming down.’ I was 16 at that particular time but over my life that has always resonated and became very symbolic and at the core of who he was,” Alice stated.
As Allan matured and realized his dream of reaching the NBA, the connection with Ali continued. During his rookie season, Allan met up with Ali at a bar mitzvah in Hollywood and the two shared a special encounter at an award show years later. “He literally put my hand up and made it into a fist and put it up against his face and then he made that face that he always makes. I looked at the camera and thought, man I can’t believe I’m about to take a picture of me looking like I’m punching the champ,” Allan reflected.