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Everybody keeps asking Ray Allen about “The Shot.” He’s cool with that.

Sep 10, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

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If you were Ray Allen, wouldn’t you want to talk about the biggest shot of your career?

Allen hit a step-back three with 5.2 seconds left that tied Game 6 of the NBA Finals and saved the Miami Heat’s title chances. Miami had looked dead in the water seconds before but Chris Bosh got the offensive rebound off a LeBron James miss, passed it out to Allen and he drained a corner three that was pretty much a layup for him all season. You know the rest, Miami won Game 6 in overtime then Game 7 to get another ring.

Allen told Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press that was the only thing people wanted to talk to him about this summer.

“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.”

Allen, ever the good teammate.

Allen went on to say he didn’t mind talking about it so much because the alternative — the conversation he has to have if he misses — would have been much harder.

But it wasn’t just him, Shane Battier said The Shot (not his six three pointers in Game 7) was all he as asked about.

“It was pretty awesome,” Battier said. “Hey, it’s all I wanted to talk about, too.”

It was the iconic play of last season, and will be one of the iconic Heat moments of this era for the team (however long this “big three” era lasts). We want drama in our sports and that was about as dramatic a moment as basketball can give you.

Ray Allen is going to be talking about that shot for a long time.

  1. kingwithringz - Sep 10, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Prolly the best NBA Finals shot ever. Ray Allen has plenty left.

    • ProBasketballPundit - Sep 11, 2013 at 1:44 AM

      It really was amazing… how did he step back, without looking down, exactly to the line without stepping out of bounds or over the line? And without traveling.. although Rick Berry disagrees on that point. It’s just an amazing play that no NBA fan will ever forget.

      • trevor123698 - Sep 11, 2013 at 3:57 AM

        he was out of bounds, AND it was a travel according to Jerry West. Ignorance at its finest

  2. papichulo55 - Sep 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Agreed, Allen made the Most Dramatic Shot in NBA Finals history. But for me, the Best NBA Finals Shot was made by Jerry West in the 1970 Finals. Check it out on YouTube. A 60-footer, with form, by The Logo!

  3. unsportsmenmic - Sep 10, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Reblogged this on UnSportsMenMic and commented:
    I hate that people make the comment “Ray Allen bailed out Lebron.” In that case how many Superstars has Robert Horry bailed out?

    • packfaninvikeland - Sep 10, 2013 at 10:39 PM

      That has NOTHING to do with this current finals. Ray Allen doesn’t make that shot, Lebron chokes the finals away PERIOD Noone as ever been that close to a championship with that many points ahead, in THAT spot and won the game. Get over it. Lebron has Allen to thank for the chance to capture his second ring. Also, you kids need to go to bed. That being said, Lebron doesn’t have to apologize to anyone. They won a fair finals within the rules(even flopping). History wont remember James horrible turnover. Allen’s shot was the most clutch shot I’ve ever seen. Yes, even comparable to MJ’s shot. Thumbs down if you are an idiot and don’t understand basketball.

      • unsportsmenmic - Sep 11, 2013 at 6:16 AM

        All I’m saying is when Horry makes game winners or ties the game we never look at him as bailing out superstars. Like the 2002 with the tip out three Lakers down by 22 until they come back and a tip out and 4 wins the game. Horry misses or never gets the ball Lakers are down 3-1 and most likely wont make the Finals. Basically because of LBJ hate we want to give anyone but him respect for his TEAM making plays and him not. Let’s not talk about Kobe terrible Turnovers down the stretch of games and finals. And calling people idiots usually comes with a lack of an thought out expressed opinion. And I’m glad you shared yours thank you

  4. asublimeday - Sep 10, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    There is only one “The Shot”, and it sure as hell ain’t Ray Allen’s.

  5. slippyal2 - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    What an amazing play that will be showed every year around The Finals. Not a bad play to have in your HOF highlight reel.

  6. 1historian - Sep 12, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    That’s why he left the Celtics – he knew that with the roster the Celtics had he would never be in a position to take that shot – in the Finals, 6th game, GOTTA make the shot.

    “I’m Ray Allen and you’re not – watch this.”

    Was Garnett watching that game? If he was I’d like to know his reaction.

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