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Ray for Hall of Fame

It should be pretty obvious to everyone who watches the NBA that Ray Allen [1] will be headed to Springfield and the Basketball Hall of Fame after his career is over.

Wednesday night’s game-winner is just another moment in a career filled with game-winning heroics.

But with Kevin Garnett [2] on the sideline and the Celtics [3] needing a pick-me-up, Ray Allen was bigger than life.

Listen to the praise of his teammates.

Paul Pierce [4]: ‘€œThat’€™s Ray.  He’€™s a future Hall of Famer, and great players find a way.  When Ray shoots and misses shots, it doesn’€™t discourage him.  You know this from great players.  His confidence is through the roof regardless if he’€™s missed two, three, or four hundred shots in a row, he always feels like the next one is going to go in.  I’€™ll proclaim Ray the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA that I’€™ve ever seen.’€

Eddie House [5], who actually gave advice to Ray when he noticed he wasn’t getting lift in his shot earlier in the game: ‘€œIt just takes one. I told Ray, I told him don’€™t worry man you’€™re going knock it down when we really need and he did exactly that. Shooters aren’€™t afraid to take the next shot, always got confidence in self. Even when he had some air balls he came back and found himself. That’€™s just a hall of fame player right there.’€