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Ray Allen still hearing about his Finals moment

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm •  Published: September 10, 2013
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In anticipation of the Spurs' title celebration, security personnel surrounded the floor at AmericanAirlines Arena before Miami's final possession of regulation, ready to seal off the court with a yellow rope once time expired. Some of the guards were literally just a couple feet from Allen before he took the 3-pointer that tied the game.

Allen saw them there, was less than thrilled, and somewhat comically — not to mention somewhat profanely — invited them to leave the area as he walked to the bench to get ready for overtime.

"I was pretty" angry, Allen said. "The audacity of the league, and this is not even their fault, but just the fact that they did that, on our home floor, when we still had say-so in the matter and had a chance to change the outcome. That's always going to be a lesson to me and to anybody. You don't give up. You keep fighting to the end. And we did that."

He has made 13,963 shots in games since entering the NBA in 1996 and Allen doesn't mind if all anyone keeps talking about is that particular one.

"I never got tired of it, because I think about what could be the flip side of it, what people could be saying that would make me not want to be out," Allen said. "It was an awesome moment."

Even now, with his kids back in school for the fall and the informal workouts for a new season already underway for many Heat players, Allen still finds himself answering questions about the play. Only about a week ago, someone texted him the following message: "I still don't know how you made that shot."

The text was from Bosh.

"He helped," Allen said. "He definitely helped."