Ray Allen

Active - 1998 - 2001  |   Born - Jul 20, 1975 in Merced, CA  |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama

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Biography

One of the top stars in the National Basketball Association, Ray Allen gained strong critical praise for his performance in Spike Lee's 1998 hit He Got Game, in which he played the son of Denzel Washington's character. Subsequently nicknamed "Jesus" after his character in the film, Allen went on to play for such teams as the Milwaukee Bucks, the Seattle SuperSonics and the Boston Celtics. In 2001, he made sports headlines by painting his toenails green and purple during the NBA playoffs.

Factsheet

  • Played Denzel Washington's son in the Spike Lee basketball drama He Got Game (1998).
  • Nicknamed "Jesus" after his character in Lee's film, Jesus Shuttleworth.
  • Painted his toenails green and purple during the 2001 NBA playoffs.
  • Has played for the Milwaukee Bucks, the Seattle SuperSonics and the Boston Celtics since starting his professional career in 1996.
  • Created the Ray of Hope Foundation to help community charities.
  • Is a member of the All-Star Advisory Council for the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA youth basketball programs.