|Ray Allen Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||July 20, 1975|
|Spouse||Shannon Walker Williams|
Ray Allen is a former American professional basketball player who played for 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Allen, who had been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018, joined NBA in 1996 as the 5th overall pick for the Milwaukee Bucks, the team where he grew into a productive scorer alongside top players Glenn Robinson and Sam Cassell.
Walter Ray Allen Jr.
Sugar Ray, Ray
Merced, California, United States
He went to the University of Connecticut from 1993 to 1996 after being recruited by assistant coach Karl Hobbs.
Former Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Walter Sr.
- Mother – Flora Allen
He self-manages himself.
6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm
93 kg or 205 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ray Allen has dated –
- Shannon Walker Williams (2004-Present) – Ray Allen got married to singer and actress Shannon Walker Williams on August 16, 2008. The couple has 4 children together.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Tall Height
- Thick Lips
He has done endorsement works and was one of the original ambassadors for Jordan Brand.
Ray Allen Facts
- He started his career as a collegiate for the Connecticut Huskies where he played for 3 seasons. From there, he built his reputation and became known for his impressive playing style being an efficient and deadly long-range shooter.
- In 2007, Allen was traded to Bolton Celtics. During his time with the Celtics, he and his teammates Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce formed a group called “Big Three” which brought the team an immediate success after they won the NBA championship in 2008. Allen played with the Celtics for 5 seasons before exiting to join the Miami Heat for 2 seasons.
- Allen’s clutch three-pointer to tie Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals with only 5.2 seconds gap has been regarded as one of the most memorable and heart-pounding plays in NBA history.
- He has an impressive compilation of awards and achievements. During his reign, he gained 10 NBA All-Star designations, won an Olympic gold medal as part of the 2000 United States men’s basketball team, and has held NBA records in career three-point field goals achieved in both regular and postseason.
- He has been considered one of the best shooters of all time.
- During his time with the NBA, he has also tried acting and was well-praised for his outstanding portrayal as the basketball prodigy Jesus Shuttlesworth in the drama He Got Game (1998). Film critic Roger Ebert praised his performance and stated Allen is “an athlete who can act”. He has also appeared as Marcus Blake in the film Harvard Man (2001) and in the 4th episode of Pepsi Max’s Uncle Drew wherein he starred alongside Kyrie Irving, Baron Davis, and J.B Smoove.
- Amidst comeback possibilities during the 2014-15 season, Allen officially retired on November 1, 2016.
- On March 27, 2018, Allen released his autobiography titled From the Outside.
- In February 2019, he played in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
- He admitted that he has a borderline case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
- He served as the NBA Spokesperson for the Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA program. Allen was also chosen as the NBA Spokesman for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
- Allen has created the Ray of Hope Foundation to help charities in various communities.
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