Jesus Shuttlesworth can still levitate. That’s Ray Allen of course, who is currently in China busy melding back together a broken friendship with a former Boston Celtics teammate and showing everyone, he’s still got game — and hops.
Looking spry and deceptively much younger than he looks, the 42-year-old Allen took part in an exhibition game in China and in one particular part of the action, was involved in a give-and-go play that ended with the NBA all-time three-pointers made leader soaring for a slam.
Allen’s vertical game is one of the most overlooked aspects of his long and illustrious 18-year stay in the NBA. Early in his career, Allen would often take to the hoop and elevate for dunks like that, without a hint of exaggeration.
It must be shame for some current NBA players (we’re not going to mention Carmelo Anthony’s name here) that someone who’s over four decades old has more bounce than them.
Could Allen be planning an NBA comeback? There are teams out there who could use his still feathery three-point touch. In any case, it’s nice to see Allen back in action even if it’s just for one game.