One of the best shooters in Celtics and NBA history will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night in Springfield. Joining Ray Allen at Friday night’s induction ceremony will be Grant Hill, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Maurice Cheeks, Tina Thompson, Katie Smith, Ora Mae Washington, coach Lefty Driesell, Charlie Scott; longtime executives Rod Thorn and Rick Welts, and European star and former Celtic Dino Radja.
Things ended ugly with Ray Allen and the Celtics in 2012 some relationships remain that way six years after his departure. However, that situation makes it harder to remember some of his finer moments in Boston over a historic five-year run.
To help refresh everyone's memory, I went back and compiled a comprehensive list (with video) of some of Allen's best moments as a Celtic from 2007-2012. So grab some popcorn, keep a tissue handy, put work on the back-burner for about an hour and take a stroll down memory lane to enjoy the best Allen had to offer in green.
2007-08: Year 1
The Debut. (November 2007 vs. Wizards) A tidy 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting and 2-of-5 from downtown. This efficiency from Allen was just a sign of things to come. I also don't think Gilbert Arenas was allowed to make predictions anymore after guaranteeing a win in this game for Washington.
The first game-winner. (November 2007 vs. Raptors) Allen comes off a screen from Kevin Garnett to drill the game-winner across the border in just his second game as a Celtic. Somehow, I think this won't be the only time we see this during this compilation.
The most improbable game-winner? (November 2007 vs. Bobcats)