HoopsHype Ray Allen rumors

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The 20-year-old McLemore is one of the draft's top shooters. Some observers compare him to future Hall of Famer Ray Allen of the world champion Miami Heat. "I definitely compare myself to Ray Allen, especially with the shooting ability," he said. "I don't know about the athleticism anymore (with Allen), but I definitely compare myself to him as far as getting myself open, coming off screens. Little things like that. I think that's a great comparison." Sulia

June 20, 2013 Updates

Seven words that will be immortalized forever if the Heat wins tonight: "Get those mother[bleeping] ropes out of here!" Moments after Ray Allen hit his game-tying three-pointer in Game 6, that's what he screamed at nobody and everybody about the yellow ropes arena personnel had moved into position around the periphery of the court in preparation for the post-game trophy ceremony. Miami Herald

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"Well, LeBron took the shot, and I knew we had time, I had to go," Allen said. "I went into the paint to try to get the ball and make something happen. At that point there's no guarantee who is going to get the ball or what may happen. And when I seen CB get the ball, I just backpedaled right to the three point line, and I was hoping I was where I needed to be. But I wasn't quite sure. But just from years of shooting, I got to my spot." Boston Globe

Allen freely admitted it was one of the biggest shots of his career, perhaps the biggest. "It's going to be a shot that I'm going to remember for a long time," he said. "There's a lot of shots that I've made in my career, but this will go high up in the ranks because of the situation. Just the way that whole last minute and a half unfolded, it wasn't looking good for us. But we've been resilient all year." Boston Globe

The Celtics offered Allen more money but James admitted he served a big role in recruiting Allen to Miami. He said reaching this level has been rewarding. "Well, my focus has been here to help this team win," he said. "When I parted ways with Boston, it was they went in their direction and obviously I went in mine. The minute I got here, this team made me feel welcome, I didn't win last year with this team, but they made me feel a part of it." Boston Globe

Last night Ray Allen was asked about leaving the #Celtics and going to the #Heat. His response ... "My focus has been here to help this team win. When I parted ways with Boston, it was, they went in their direction and obviously I went in mine. The minute I got here, this team made me feel welcome. I didn't win last year with this team, but they made me feel a part of it. So the redemption has been winning 66 games this year and having the best record in the NBA, making it to the playoffs and getting to this point, and being with a great group of guys. I have had a great year off the floor with them. As a team, we've all bonded. Camaraderie is awesome. We put ourselves in the situation we're in, and good or bad, we're all going to fight to try to make it to the top." Sulia

Seconds later, a LeBron James shot bounced off the rim and high in the air. There were gasps from the crowd. Everything was floating in the balance when Chris Bosh, who Duncan had owned all night, leaped, grabbed the ball and kicked it to Ray Allen. San Antonio could've tried to foul in an instant, giving Allen two free throws rather than the 3-pointer that forced overtime and will go down in Finals lore. But Popovich has an answer to that foul rather than defend strategy. "We don't," the coach said. Yahoo! Sports

The real fun, though, came after the Heat came back from a five-point deficit in the final 30 seconds of the fourth quarter thanks to some critical Spurs miscues and a massive 3-pointer by Ray Allen to tie the game and send it into overtime. Suddenly, some of those early-exiting fans started to suspect that they'd left something at their seats that they needed to retrieve post-haste. Except, y'know, you're not allowed to do that ... which made some AAA- abandoners unhappy. Nothing captures the scene quite like the tweets of Victor Oquendo, a reporter with Miami ABC affiliate WLPG-TV, who saw the whole thing unfold while preparing for his evening broadcast. Yahoo! Sports

June 15, 2013 Updates

Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen, who played under Rivers for five seasons in Boston, including in 2008 when they won a championship together, wouldn't be surprised if Rivers also left the Celtics. "I mean, it's not like that's the only team he's coached," Allen told USA TODAY Sports. "That's part of sports. You look around the league, some of the best coaches have coached in multiple cities." USA Today Sports

June 6, 2013 Updates

Miami Heat sharpshooter Ray Allen was given some sleek custom kicks for the NBA Finals. The Jordan brand representative will have four different pairs to choose from—two for home games and two for away games. The shoes are "player exclusive" models of the Jordan XX8, which are apparently quite elusive. The Nike store lists the shoe (at $250) but notes that they are all sold out. Houston Chronicle

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