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Dwyane Wade shouts out Ray Allen after Hall of Fame announcement

“Real recognize real,” as the adage goes. Several years have passed since Ray Allen donned the Miami Heat jersey and hit that big shot in the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. Former teammate and Heat living legend Dwyane Wade has not forgotten that great moment.

The 2018 Hall of Fame Class was recently announced. As reported by Blake Schuster of Yahoo Sports, the list includes Ray Allen, regarded as one of the greatest shooters in NBA History. Some notable basketball greats to join Allen are Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks, and Tina Thompson, among others.

On Twitter, Wade congratulated Allen and attached a picture of his game-tying 3-point shot in the clutch against the Spurs. Wade also acknowledged that if it wasn’t for that shot, the Spurs would’ve gone to win the game. To recall, the Spurs were leading the series 3-2. If Allen had not made the shot, the Spurs would’ve won the championship.

On being part of the Hall of Fame, Allen shared his thoughts. He thought about his teammates, his children, and how he questioned himself at times and how he almost gave up. As reported by Jeff Borzello of ESPN:

“I think about all the teammates I’ve ever played with. I think about every moment I had to question who I was. In those moments, I didn’t give up on myself. I think about my children, as I go into the Hall, their names will always be in the Hall of Fame. It’s an example for them as they move forward in their lives.