Want to know how you become one of the greatest shooter’s ever? You work, and you work, and you work.
After missing three critical free throws against the Miami Heat in yesterday’s fourth quarter, Ray Allen was right back to work, trying to regain his rhythm that was oddly absent yesterday afternoon. (ESPNBoston)
Allen said he got up 150 free-throw attempts on Monday after enduring only the 14th game in his career — regular-season and postseason combined — where he missed three free throws or more. Not only that, but he missed three in a row in Game 4. [...]
“I hadn’t shot that many in a while,” said Allen, who reported he kept count of the 150 attempts and missed only five. “The thing about it is, I had such a bad rhythm [in Miami], I just trying to figure out where it came from.”
This is why Ray doesn’t miss. This is why he shoots more than 90% from the line.
It’s also why, next time Ray Allen steps to the line with an opportunity to win the Celtics a game, the Celtics will be in mighty good hands.
(Allen also placed third in the NBA Sportsmanship Award, won by Grant Hill.)