Walter Ray Allen Biography

Walter Ray Allen

Walter Ray Allen or Ray Allen (born in Merced, California, July 20, 1975, age 36 years) is a United States national NBA player who played in the Boston Celtics and is positioned as a shooting guard. He was known for its ability to fire three-pointnya and is one of the best in history. He was educated and played basketball at the University of Connecticut. At that time, he played in the Point Guard position.


In draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, but sold immediately to the Milwaukee Bucks who becomes the first team in his career in the NBA. Since the 1996-97 season until the 2000-01 season, the Bucks always reached the NBA Playoffs and ultimately, in the 2000-01 season as well, he was with the Bucks reached the Eastern Conference finals before being defeated by the Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson who was still playing for the 76ers.
Middle of the 2002-03 season, he moved to the Seattle SuperSonics after the exchange with Gary Payton. Allen's best achievements of this team is to reach the NBA Playoffs 2005, the Western Conference semifinals, before losing to the San Antonio Spurs with a 4-2. Ahead of the 2007-08 season, just before the start of NBA Draft 2007, he was sent to the Boston Celtics in exchange for a few Celtics players, namely: Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West, and Jeff Green (players in the draft to the Boston Celtics-5).

Migration of Allen to the Celtics eventually make Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves star also moved to the same team. Allen, Garnett and Paul Pierce took his team reached the 2008 NBA playoffs with the best win-loss record in the NBA regular season (66-16) and to the 2008 NBA Finals after defeating the Detroit Pistons to 4-2 in Eastern Conference Final. In the NBA Finals, the Lakers versus Celtics. Celtics win the NBA Finals and a championship. For Allen this is his first NBA championship title.

Career achievement

Up to this time, Allen came in second place as the player who scored the most three-point shots in NBA history, as many as 2444 times with an average accuracy reaches 39.6% shooting (he became the first position among the players who are still active) .
In the 2005-2006 season, Allen broke the NBA record that has survived for 10 years, which scored the highest three-point shots in a season, as many as 269 times. The number of three-point shots this broke the previous record holder was held by Dennis Scott (now dressed as Orlando Magic) that make shot as much as 267 times in a season (winning the Scott scored on the season 1995-1996.
In the second game in NBA Finals 2010, he managed to make eight three-pointers to break the previous record in the final. Previous record was seven times, which is held by Scottie Pippen, Kenny Smith, and Allen himself.

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