Found March 20, 2012 on Pass The Pill:

It is no secret that Ray Allen is one of the many athletes benefiting from to increased training and health knowledge among athletes and trainers today. Many people probably forget that Ray Allen had some major ankle issues before coming to Boston. Just ask the fans in Milwaukee or Seattle. They remember all too well.

Ray’s secret to success, you ask? Bigger shoes… Ray Allen has went up two sizes (from a size 13 to a size 15) since joining the NBA in 1996.

Guys like 38 year old Steve Nash have been public ambassadors for Yoga. Emeka Okafor credits excessive stretching as a secret to staying healthy (although the verdict is still out on Emeka). Dwight Howard is an obvious benefactor of extra time in the weight room. All of these things seem like plausible measures to take when trying to treat your body like a temple.

But bigger shoes? I almost laughed when I heard this. It seems like such a far-out and almost superstitious type of routine to partake in, but take a look at the facts. Ray Allen will be 38 in July. He suffered major injuries prior to this “shoe therapy”. Since coming to Boston and experimenting with larger shoe sizes. Ray has played in 73, 79, 80 and 80 games in his four seasons with the Celtics. He’s also shot .444 and .465 from behind the arc (career highs) since switching from 14′s to 15′s just two seasons ago.



Report: Heat to go after Ray Allen

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For Ray Allen, it's gotta be the shoes

CSNNE's Jess Camerato uncovered some interesting information about Ray Allen's choice of footwear: Allen entered the NBA in 1996 wearing a size 13 sneaker. As time went on, he went up to a 14. Just two years ago, he made another jump that has helped his performance and his health.“My feet were always hurting,” he told “I was at shootaround in Detroit...

POTD 3/19/12: Jeff Teague on Ray Allen

Bigger sneakers may or may not have helped Ray Allen recover from a three-point shooting slump (for Allen, a three-point shooting slump means he’s only connecting at a league-average clip).  However, his new, larger Air Jordans don’t seem to have improved his shot blocking abilities.  Maybe he should try rocking a Ben-Wallace-type wristband. And maybe Jeff Teague should roll...

Ray Allen says wearing bigger sneakers has helped extend his career

When the Celtics assembled the Big Three back in 2007, the health of Ray Allen was a major concern. Allen was coming off double ankle surgery and was the oldest of the new trio. Since his game relies on making cuts and coming off screens, critics wondered if the move would pan out for the C’s. It did, and now you could argue that he looks fresher and younger than Paul Pierce and...

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Celtics win slugfest in Atlanta: BOS 79 ATL 76

The Boston Celtics were locked in a back and forth, chippy, close game at the Atlanta Hawks home stadium. In the fourth quarter, a Celtic run - highlighted by two Ray Allen threes - helped Boston build a lead as high as 15. The Hawks then went on a 16-4 run down the stretch and pulled back within one with 11.8 seconds left in the game. A pair of Ray Allen free throws and a missed...

Hawks bested by Celtics' late 13-0 run

ATLANTA (AP) -- Ray Allen hit two 3-pointers in Boston's 13-0 run in the fourth quarter and protected the lead with two free throws in the final seconds as the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks 79-76 on Monday night. The Celtics led 73-58 at the end of the run. Joe Johnson, who had 25 points, had three late 3-pointers as the Hawks rallied. Johnson's 3 with...

Your Morning Dump... Where Jeff Teague pissed Ray off and won Boston the game

  Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. "Yeah, that was a turning a turning point in the game.  Yeah, he dunked on me.  He's got jumping ability and I wanted to shake his hand for it.  These types of games for...

Celtics 79, Hawks 76: My eyeballs hurt

The NBA lockout occasionally leaves its imprint on an otherwise nondescript meeting between two middling Eastern Conference playoff teams, and tonight the lockout gods (or demons, rather) pushed dozens of shots wide right, or left, or short, or long.Even the game’s most exciting highlight, Jeff Teague’s tomahawk dunk on Ray Allen’s dome, resulted in a mistake. He screamed...

Celtics overcome Johnson, Hawks

Ray Allen isn't focused on the Celtics' modest seventh spot in the Eastern Conference standings or the two-game losing streak they brought to Atlanta. The 16-year veteran guard insists he likes this Boston team - especially when it plays as it did in the fourth quarter against the Hawks. Allen hit two 3-pointers in Boston's 13-0 run in the fourth quarter and protected...

Celtics Live Blog: Ray Allen, C's Visit Monta Ellis, New-Look Bucks

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Recap: I watched this game because I had to

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Enemy Chatter: No excessive celebration after air ball

  I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Atlanta. Kevin Garnett, when asked if Jeff Teague’s dunk on Ray Allen and subsequent taunting in the third quarter angered the Celtics. “I don’t even know who you are talking about. That guy’s...
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