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Allen: The last best shooter

Take it all in, because you could be watching the last great shooter of our time.  

Take it all in, because you could be watching the last great shooter of our time.

Tomorrow, Ray Allen has a chance to pass Reggie Miller for first all-time in career 3-pointers. Currently sitting at 2,559 treys, Allen needs two to take sole possession of the mark — and cement his place in basketball history.

Make no mistake about it; this record won’t ever be broken.

Jason Kidd is third on the all-time 3-pointer list, and he’s nearly 1,000 behind Allen and Miller.
Even at age 35, Allen’s amazing physical condition and work ethic will allow him be a mainstay on any team well into his 40s.

Credit that to his mentality of not taking anything for granted, and instead taking notes on how to stay in the league for a long time.

“I’ve just always felt privileged to be here and to be able to do this job that I’ve been doing every night,” Allen said prior to a win vs. the Jazz on Jan. 21.

“I look up at so many people, and I’ve played with some great shooters, and I’ve played with some guys that worked hard and got me started on the right path to having a good work ethic.”

Allen’s 16th year in the NBA could, in some respects, turn out to be his best. He’s no longer taking 21 shots per game, like he did with Seattle, but he’s shooting career-best percentages from inside (.504) and outside (.462) the 3-point line.

 
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