With a three-pointer with about five minutes left in the third quarter, Ray Allen reached the 20,000 point milestone for his career. According to today’s Boston Globe, of the 36 players who have reached the milestone, 26 have been inducted to the Hall of Fame and seven of the remaining 10 players are not yet eligible for induction.
About the record, Allen told Yahoo! Sports:
”It’s a big number,” Allen conceded. ”To me, it’s a wondrous accomplishment. It’s about staying healthy, taking care of my body, being on a good team. A lot of things. But I’m still working hard every day to get better and I can’t afford to focus on numbers. The more games I can play, the more games we can win, that’s where the focus is. On this team, we don’t pay attention to the individual stuff.”
With all them points, a championship ring and maybe more to come, plus his reputation as one of the best three-point shooters in NBA history, you can book Ray Allen into the Hall right now. The only things left are to design his plaque and write his speech.
Congrats, Ray. You’re a class act and you deserve everything that comes to you.