Ray Allen Breaks All-Time Three Point Record: Ranking Him Among Celtic Shooters.
Ray Allen has surpassed Reggie Miller for the all time lead in three point field goals made in NBA history. Miller had held the record for more than 13 years after passing Dale Ellis for the all time lead during the 1997-1998 NBA season.
As fate would have it, Reggie Miller himself was on hand to witness the spectacle. He was in town to provide color commentary for the Celtics vs. Lakers matchup on TNT. Apparently, the basketball gods have a sense of humor.
Now, it's Ray's turn to hold onto the record for a lengthy period of time, perhaps even longer than Miller. The next active player on the all time list is Jason Kidd (age 37), whose 1700 plus three point makes rank third all time. The highest active player under the age of 30 is Joe Johnson (age 29), who currently has 1130 career makes. There really aren't any players currently in the NBA with much more than an outside chance of surpassing Allen.
Now, the question is where does Allen fit among the ranks of Celtics sharpshooters? He's currently amidst his fourth season with the team, and he already has one championship to his name. While Allen might have done the most cumulative damage as a Buck and a Supersonic, it's his time in Boston and participation on one of the greatest teams in NBA history that he'll be remembered for most.
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