Ray Allen turned sentimental when remembering his moment when he became the record holder for the 3-point made list in the NBA. As Steph Curry is set to overtake his throne, Allen shared a special moment with fellow legends and Hall-of-Famers.
Remembering Kobe, Reggie moment
The Boston Celtics faced rivals Los Angeles Lakers in February 2011. The game was sold out because it featured visiting Kobe Bryant and because something historic was bound to happen. During the first quarter, at about 1 minute and 50 seconds left, Allen buried a transition 3 and effectively snatched the all-time 3-point list made from Reggie Miller.
What even made the feat more remarkable is that he did it in front of the home crowd, with the man he just passed Miller watching on the sidelines and against bitter rivals Lakers and Kobe. The ever-competitive Bryant tried to post up in the next play but was denied by Ray’s great defense. In the end, the Celtic shooter hugged Miller and dapped up Bryant. The league may be full of self-centered and prideful men, but real recognizes real. Special moments like these won’t happen again. Allen, in his turn, as Steph Curry is set to dethrone him as the NBA’s 3-point king, would like to return the favor to the Golden State Warriors star.
Allen in danger of missing Curry’s historic night
In his Instagram post, Ray posted a tribute to Steph and shared his moment with Kobe and Miller when he broke the record.
As I look back on the day when I passed @reggiemillertnt to be the all time leader in the @nba in 3 pointers, I had the opportunity to not only share that stage with my teammates and the great Reggie Miller but I also had the opportunity to share it with the late, great @kobebryant I will remember that night forever and so tonight will be just as memorable for @stephencurry30 as he passes me on the list and oh what a night it will be! All I ask is, can y’all save me a seat please, Spike didn’t return my calls!🤣
Ray Allen eventually made it to the game with Reggie Miller. Somewhere up there, we know Kobe Bryant is smiling and tipping his hat to Curry.
We all know Allen broke the hearts of Knicks fans more than once, which made Spike Lee probably salty, but it will be a night to remember for the Madison Square Garden fans. Curry will put on a show in the Mecca of basketball. You can’t write a better story than that.
The Knicks, like most of the teams, are going to do their best to delay the inevitable, per Basketball News. No one wants to be on the other end of history or highlights. Curry is breaking the record with still so much time left for him to make it unreachable, at least for now. But records are meant to be broken. What matters is the special moments it creates for the players and the fans.