Learn the Incredible Story of NBA Star Shooter and All-Star Ray Allen!
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In Ray Allen: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooters, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's star, Ray Allen. Ray Allen will go down in the history of basketball as one of the sharpest and most talented shooters to ever play the game. With an incredible ability to roll off screens and release the ball with an elite level of accuracy, Ray Allen struck fear in the eyes of hundreds of defenses throughout his NBA career. A two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, it's easy to say that Ray Allen has had a storied career. Ray represents many things that coaches love: a consummate professional who has a relentless work ethic to be the best at his craft. Years before the latest generation of talent like Stephen Curry entered the league, Ray Allen was the man kids around the world would emulate, shooting threes from their backyard aspiring to be like Ray. In this book, we'll explore Ray's journey into the NBA, his career, as well as his legacy on the game of basketball.
Here is a preview of what is inside this book:
- Childhood and Early Years
- High School Career
- College Career
- Ray Allen's NBA Career
- Getting Drafted
- Rookie Season
- First Playoff Appearance
- First All-Star Season
- Getting Past the First Round, Conference Finals Appearance
- Back to Obscurity, Missing the Playoffs
- The Trade to the Seattle Supersonics
- All-Star Appearances and Missed Playoffs
- Back to Struggles
- Final Season with the Sonics
- The Trade to the Celtics, Forming the New Boston Big Three, First NBA Championship
- Failed Title Defense and Return to the Finals
- Becoming the Best Three-Point Shooter in NBA History, Return to the All-Star Game
- Final Season with the Boston Celtics
- Joining the Miami Heat, Second NBA Title
- Back-to-Back Finals Trip, Final Season with the Heat
- Sitting Out, No Official Retirement
- Ray Allen's Personal Life and Legacy and Future
An excerpt from the book:
The three-point shot is the deadliest spot to score from in the whole NBA. It’s a game-changer that could either bring the team back after being down by a lot or seal the game away as a dagger shot. It’s the kind of shot you need to spend hours of work on and several days of repetition to master, or at least hit at a good clip. In the history of the NBA, a lot of games have been sealed or put away early because of the three-point shot. And in league history, nobody has ever hit more of those shots than the sniper they call Ray Allen.
With almost 3,000 career three-pointers made, Ray Allen is the finest outside marksman the league has ever seen from a historical standpoint. He was one of the few players that lived from the three-point arc as his mindset was always to shoot the ball from the outside as much as he could. But Allen did not do so just because he wanted to. Making a lot of three-pointers is not as simple as putting up a lot of attempts from that spot on the floor. But Ray-Ray did so because that was the skill he mastered from a young age. He’s put hours of work and repetition to learn that shot, and he’s mastered it at several spots on the floor to be effective from well all over outside or inside the perimeter.
Tags: Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Allen Iverson, Rajon Rondo, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Reggie Miller, Stephen Curry