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At the beginning of this season Ray Allen did not know Brandon Bass’ injury history, but the NBA’s three-point king concluded from Bass’ preparation that he must have suffered a serious setback many moons ago.“You must have had an injury at some point early in your career,” Allen told Bass during those early weeks, explaining that he did so because Bass is “very fanatical about his body, and what he eats, and how he stretches. And that’s because he dealt with injury early — in order for him to play at this level, he had to manage his body better.”Allen didn’t have any major injuries early in his NBA career — he did not miss a single game in any of his first five seasons — but has dealt with several stints on the NBA’s version of the disabled list since, including when he underwent double ankle surgery in 2007, just before being acquired by the Boston Celtics.Now Allen has returned to the Celtics’ lineup with bone spurs in his ankle, playing through pain to give the Celtics’ ben
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