Who is Ray Allen's best teammate ever? Jesus Shuttlesworth had a lot of NBA All Star teammates over the course of his long and storied NBA career. Allen was a 10-time All Star and NBA three-point champion. Ray Allen's greatest teammates have included NBA champions, longtime journeyman, and talented rookies here and there. But who is the best Ray Allen teammate of all time? Which of Ray Allen's teammates did you love to watch play with him?
When it comes to Ray Allen's best teammates, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have to be at the top. The trio joined forces to appear together in two NBA finals and won a championship for the Boston Celtics. Other Ray Allen teammates like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh were instrumental in the Miami Heat title run as well. Lest we forget Ray Allen teammates such as, Glenn Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, and Rasheed Wallace, who are among some the best NBA players of all time.
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During his last two seasons in the league, Ray Allen joined the LeBron James-led Miami Heat in an attempt to win one more championship and further cement his name as one of the greatest to ever play. Allen played alongside James with the Heat during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, and they played 185 games together with an incredible 71.9 win percentage. James was at the peak of his powers both offensively and defensively and averaged an incredible 26.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 6.6 assists playing alongside Allen, who he constantly set up for clean shots and drives to the basket. No shot was more iconic for their partnership than Allen's game-winner which helped the duo win the 2013 NBA championship.
Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen both joined the Boston Celtics during the 2007 offseason in a move that would change their careers and the league as a whole forever. Both men were superstars in the league, but one thing illuded both of them, and that was a championship. Now, paired alongside Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo, the Celtics were the championship favorites out of the gate, and they did not disappoint, winning a remarkable 66 games in their first season together, and capping it off with an NBA title. Garnett and Allen would play another 4 years together after their championship, 380 games total and have a phenomenal 67.6 win percentage as teammates. While they may have never won another chip together and their falling out was rocky, to say the least, they will always be bound by their legendary 2008 championship run.
Paul Pierce was already the centerpiece star of the Boston Celtics by the time Ray Allen joined the team in 2007, and together, they knew they could achieve greatness. Allen's role would change the most drastically, changing from a number one option on offense to a third with Pierce and Kevin Garnett around, but together, the trio thrived. Allen utilized his constant movement to get open looks and to help his teammates, especially Pierce, get much more open shots than he was used to, helping the offense become one of the best in the league. Together, they won the 2008 NBA championship and helped make the Celtics one of the most feared teams in the NBA for half a decade.
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By the time Ray Allen joined the Miami Heat during the 2012 offseason, Dwyane Wade was becoming riddled with injuries and many feared he would never be able to be the player he once was. This was one of the biggest factors for Allen signing with the Heat, as even as a backup, Allen knew he would get heavy playing time with Wade potentially missing games for rest and injuries. During their time together, Allen and Wade thrived playing alongside LeBron James and the Heatles, winning an NBA championship in 2013, and making it back to the NBA finals in 2014. These would be Allen's final two years in the league, but he left one resounding mark on the franchise and ended his career with a bang.
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Chris Bosh was the supersized third option for the Miami Heat during their legendary 2010s era, and when Allen joined the team in the 2012 offseason, Bosh welcomed him in with open arms. Bosh was a magnificent defender and floor spacer for the Heat during this time, and an iron man to boot, playing 153 out of 164 games over the two years Allen was on the team. Both Bosh and Allen provided some of the best spacing in the league, allowing their teammates to get wide-open drives to the hoop, with both men knocking down some of the biggest shots in Heat history! They would ultimately win the 2013 NBA championship and finish their playing time together with a remarkable 70.8 winning percentage.
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When Ray Allen joined the Boston Celtics during the 2007 offseason, Rajon Rondo was barely entering his second year in the NBA, and not many would understand or realize how vital a piece he would be towards the team inevitably winning a championship in 2008. Rondo was arguably the catalyst for the team's offensive magic, and in just his second year in the league surrounded by Hall of Famers, he often looked like the best player on the court. Allen and Rondo's in particular had brilliant on-the-court chemistry, with Rondo dishing Allen some of the most beautiful assists of all time. Things off the court, however, were not as pretty as they were on the court, as the duo would grow to despise one another, and eventually wouldn't even be in the same room together. This was one of the key contributors to Allen leaving the Celtics during the 2012 offseason.