Ray Allen Says Opposing Coaches Used to Call Him 'Oh S--t'

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistSeptember 7, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, MA - SEPTEMBER 6: Hall of Fame Inductees Ray Allen speaks during the Class of 2018 Press Event as part of the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on September 6, 2018 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Prior to Friday's induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Ray Allen spoke with reporters Thursday and revealed a funny nickname some coaches used to have for him.

As seen in the following video courtesy of MassLive, Allen said some coaches used to call him "Oh S--t" due to their reaction whenever he would be left open.

Warning: Video contains NSFW language.

The nickname was warranted. Allen is 24th on the all-time NBA scoring list with 24,505 points and first in career three-point field goals made with 2,973.

During an 18-year NBA career that included stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, the sharpshooting guard was a 10-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion.

He scored 20 or more points per game in a season on eight occasions and made at least 200 treys in a season five times.

Allen told reporters that he considered the "Oh S--t" moniker a huge compliment since it showed how much emphasis opposing coaches placed on stopping him.

On Friday, Allen will become part of a stacked Hall of Fame class that includes several of his contemporaries, such as Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Grant Hill.

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