Not only can Ray Allen claim the honor that comes with placing on our pretty boy list, but he’ll soon be able to call himself the NBA Finals MVP. What the hell would the Celtics do without Ray Ray? Did anyone actually see that reverse baseline lay-up last night in the clutch? That biz was Dr. J’ish and I’m still not sure how he hung long enough to skip that off the backboard. (Time to go see if Odenized posted this clip…)
And then he waves off KG with the game on the line to take Lakers Dancer, Sasha Headbandcich to the hole with a simple stutter step and a left handed kiss. Is it really possible to beat a guy in the NBA Finals by 3 full steps when you start your move at the free throw line? Jesus can!
There is one thing that annoyed me about last night though, and that was the obvious infatuation ESPN has with Paul Pierce. Ray Allen was clearly the hero last night and instead of Tafoya talking to him, they went straight to Pierce at the end of the game. How many un-earned interviews can a guy do in one series? He hit a couple of free throws down the stretch and did some nice cheering and arm pumping every time Posey or Allen was finishing off LA, but that was it. My life would be just fine if I never had to see his shabby pre-pubescent beard again in HD. I know beards were big this year, but wow….give KG and Paul Pierce the award for worst duo beards.
They’ll probably hand Pierce the MVP just because he’s been Mr. Celtic for so long, when Allen has been the best player on the court the entire series. Show some love to my boy Ray Allen!