The NBA is one of the most exciting and well-known organized sports championships across the world, and this of course means that it has played host to some truly legendary players and games. 

Some of the most legendary players include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Lebron James. 

But also amongst that list of truly legendary players is Ray Allen who has enjoyed a very sizeable and impressive NBA career since he joined the NBA draft in 1996. Allen also proves to be immensely popular in the DFS NBA.

What makes Ray Allen so interesting? What are some of his best games, and what are some interesting facts about his past? 

If you want to know a little more about the legendary Ray Allen, then read on below!

Ray Allen History

Ray Allen was born on July 20th of 1975 and ever since he was a child he showed a clear gift for athleticism. 

Allen played a multitude of sports as a child, and he very easily took to all of them. This paired with a clear obsession with hard work and determination led to a young man that was destined to make it big in the world of the NBA. 

Allen started playing basketball at a young age, initially playing it on school playgrounds and with local kids in his area. Much like with every other sport he tried, he very quickly took to it and began to display clear skill. 

However, unlike other sports, Allen soon developed an absolute obsession with basketball. 

Allen soon became determined to become the best player in his local area, as he began playing it on the courts of the military base where he lived with his family. 

This goal was very quickly achieved, and Allen then set his sights on bigger things. 

High School Basketball

Upon starting at Hillcrest High School he soon joined the varsity team at the age of 15. 

His immense skill at the game would lead the team to the first state championship that they would ever play. In fact, to help the team win that game, Allen ended up scoring an immense 25 points all by himself. 

College Basketball

Because of his immense play in his high school games, it was only a matter of time before Allen would then receive offers from a massive number of universities across the country desperate to train him to become an even greater player. 

Allen eventually chose to attend the University of Connecticut because of its reputation for producing great college basketball players. He would go on to enjoy a stellar college basketball career there. 

By the 1996 NBA draft, Allen had already begun to amass an incredible international reputation, and it was clear that he would go on to achieve even more incredible things. 


He was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves for his first few NBA games. From there, he would soon change over to the Milwaukee Bucks. 

For the Milwaukee Bucks, he ended up scoring some truly immense points and playing in some games that have since become truly legendary.

In one game with the Bucks, Allen ended up scoring an immense 40 points with only 10 rebounds. 

This helped the team clinch victory from the hands of defeat, and it also meant that Allen had scored a record number of points in just one game. It is this kind of performance that has made him such a legend amongst basketball fans everywhere. 

Thanks to his incredible and dependable play, Allen ended up signing a six-year extended contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, which was valued at around $71 Million at the time. This made him the highest-paid player that the game had ever seen at that point in time! 

Allen's career seemed to go from strength to strength as he went from game to game, and team to team. 

After the Milwaukee Bucks, Allen ended up joining the Seattle Supersonics in 2003, thanks to a deal that exchanged him for the then up-and-coming Gary Payton and Desmond Mason.

During his time with the Supersonics, Allen ended up reaching a number of milestones within his own career, including becoming the 97th player ever in NBA history to score more than 15,000 points in their career. 

At that point, Allen clearly became in a whole league of his own, and he soon became quite a feared name when on the court. In 2006, Allen went into second place amongst players who have made 3-point field goals. 

Allen's penchant for such goals further helped to concrete his legendary status and make him an absolute superstar amongst basketball fans worldwide. 

Other teams that Ray Allen has played for include the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. 

During his time with the Boston Celtics, Allen became very quickly recognized as one of the best players, which was officiated during the team's 40th Anniversary celebration event. 

Allen eventually retired from the sport in 2014, after a career spanning just under 20 years! This came shortly after his final games against the Brooklyn Nets and the Indiana Pacers, who managed to effectively challenge the legendary player. 

Though the Heat lost both games, they still managed to hold their own, and Allen proved why he was such a massively important player. 


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