Ray Allen broke Reggie Miller's career record of 2,560 three-pointers against the Lakers on Thursday. Here are some rare photos of the Celtics' sharpshooter. As a military child, Allen spent time in California, England and eventually South Carolina, where he blossomed into a basketball star. He spent three years at UConn and earned first-team All-America honors in 1996. Not surprisingly, he set the school's career mark for three-pointers made (115).
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Allen was drafted fifth overall by Minnesota in 1996 and was promptly traded to the Bucks along with Andrew Lang for Stephon Marbury. In this photo, Allen is seen spending quality time with a group of young Bucks fans.
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These days Allen is known more for his shooting touch than his dunking prowess, but in 1997 he took part in the Slam Dunk Contest and finished fifth out of six.
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Allen was a part of Team USA at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia, which went undefeated on its way to a gold medal.
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Allen, along with teammates Tim Hardaway, Vince Carter and Kevin Garnett, shows off his gold medal.
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Allen visits the Michael Lord Gallery in Milwaukee during an SI photo shoot.
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Allen was a consistent inside-outside threat for the Bucks from 1996-2003. In the 2000-2001 season, Allen, along with his first "Big Three" teammates Sam Cassel and Glenn Robinson, advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.
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Allen poses with actor Denzel Washington before a game against the Lakers in Los Angeles. Allen co-stared with Washington in the 1998 Spike Lee film He Got Game .
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Allen pays a visit to a young patient at the Children's Hospital on Dec. 18, 2003, in Seattle.
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Allen, who dedicates time to the NBA's Read To Achieve Program, relaxes with a book.
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Allen dons a Nike Air Jordan shirt for a photo shoot.
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In early 2003, Allen was dealt to Seattle (along with Ronald Murray and Kevin Ollie) for Gary Payton and Desmond Mason. He made the All-NBA second team in 2005 and led the Sonics to the conference championship and 52 wins. In the 2005-06 season, Allen set a career-high with 269 three-pointers made in only 78 games played.
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After four-and-a-half seasons in Seattle, Allen was shipped to the Celtics on the night of the 2007 NBA Draft. A month later, Boston acquired Kevin Garnett. They teamed with Paul Pierce to form a new Big Three.
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The Celtics came out strong from the gate and the new Big Three all made the All-Star team. In his career, the Celtics' sharpshooter has been selected to 10 All-Star games and won the Three-Point Shootout in 2001.
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Allen applies paint to the walls of Laurel Elementary School during the Day of Service during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Allen has been an active member of the community during his career; he started the "Ray of Hope" Foundation in 1997 to aid a number of sports-related and community-based charities.
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After waiting 13 seasons, Allen won his first championship in his first season with the Celtics. In the '08 playoffs, Allen averaged 15.6 points per game and shot 39.6% from behind the arc.
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Allen and his wife, Sharon Walker Williams, have two sons, Walker and Ray III. Here, Allen is seen with his then 17-month-old son Walker, who had been diagnosed with Diabetes.
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Allen proudly display's the NBA Championship trophy as he and the Celtics are honored by Boston Red Sox fans at Fenway Park.
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Allen and Garnett show off the Larry O'Brien Trophy to David Letterman.
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Allen, renowned for being one of the first players on the court to begin warming up for games, takes a practice three-pointer before Game 5 of the 2010 NBA Finals.
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