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Ray Allen reveals NSFW moniker coaches had for him

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Most NBA enthusiasts would know that recent Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Ray Allen is also famously known as “Jesus.” This is in reference to the role he co-starred with Denzel Washington in the Spike Lee film “He Got Game.” Allen portrayed a high school basketball prodigy named Jesus Shuttlesworth, and eventually adopted that moniker throughout his decorated 18-year NBA career.

However, prior to Friday night’s ceremonies, reporters asked Allen about the most meaningful compliment he received from opposing players and coaches alike throughout his career. It is here where he revealed another moniker: ‘Oh S–t.’

In the interview, he explained that opposing coaches around the league would call him this whenever he got open on the court. Coaches would also tell Allen’s defender not to leave him at all costs. His entire answer be seen below:

This is definitely a well warranted nickname, given his deadly and silky smooth outside stroke. Moreover, he was a savant in moving without the ball, and found many ways to get himself open on the court.

Allen currently holds the NBA all-time three-pointers made record with a total of 2,973. Though he was most known as a three-point shooter, he was also very skilled in creating his own shot. He definitely found many ways to score the ball, en route to 24,505 career points.

Allen also won two NBA championships, first with the Boston Celtics in 2008 as part of the Big Three with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The second one was with Miami in 2013, where he famously saved the Heat’s chances in Game 6, with a game-tying three-pointer that arguably became the most famous shot in his career.

One would think that Greg Popovich and the rest of the Spurs uttered those very same words when that shot went up. The rest, as they say, is history.

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