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NBA Finals: A Glance Back at Ray Allen’s Heroic Shot.

Harrison Downard

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Many sports fanatics may easily recall one of the greatest NBA Championship shots of the century. Down 6-7 in the series, with a 3 point deficit and 12 seconds remaining, Lebron James shoots and misses. The often times overlooked third star in Miami, Chris Bosh, pulls down the rebound with nearly 7 seconds remaining. On the verge of a season ending and the Spurs winning the 2013 NBA Finals, Bosh kicks it out to Ray Allen. Found deep in the corner, the 37-year-old pulls up for a three-pointer. Shooting a contested fadeaway over the hall of fame point guard, Tony Parker, Ray Allen ties the game. Arguably one of today’s greatest assassins in the game of basketball, Ray Allen converted 2,973 3-pointers throughout his career.

Postgame, Allen’s confronted by ESPN’s Doris Burke. When asked about the shot, he said, “I just kept my head in it, and you know, the ball bounces weird ways at the end of games and we got a great bounce…” Ultimately the turning point in the Heat’s effort to force a game 7, Ray Allen’s shot was insurmountable. When the two teams headed into overtime, the Miami Heat had all the momentum they needed. Capped off by a free-throw to put the Heat up three, Ray Allen finished with only 9 points. Refusing to be summarized by that statistic, Ray Allen’s significance in the Heat’s comeback win is colossal. The Miami Heat later went on to win in game 7, and clinch their 3rd Championship. As the world eagerly awaits this year’s Finals in 55 days, we can only anticipate more of these moments that make basketball great.

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