The Shot

By: Connor Lenahan

I have had the pleasure of witnessing a couple of truly incredible sports moments in my young life. However, with the NBA Finals beginning again tonight between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat, I had to look up the best moment I’ve ever been witness to.

I was watching in my bedroom last year as the clock ticked away on the chances for the Heat to repeat as NBA champions. I was elated to see that one of my favorite players since I was a child, Tim Duncan, was going to get another ring.

Then Ray Allen, another one of my favorite players, happened. Ray dropped a three from the corner that miraculously tied the game and sent it to overtime.

Bill Simmons wrote earlier this week that the shot Ray Allen hit was the greatest in NBA history. I’m proud to say I saw it in real time.

When the ball fell through the rim I squealed and yelled. I remember the explicit thought in my mind at that moment: “Ray Allen is a bad, bad man.”

It was more colorful than that, but my mom reads this blog and I’m not looking to be yelled at. Again.

Simply put, the Allen 3 is the single most breathtaking sports moment I have seen in my entire life. That series between the Spurs and the Heat was one of the most entertaining sporting contests my eyes have ever focused upon.

And now we get to do it all again.

Life is grand.

Connor Lenahan (@ConnorLenahan) is a sophomore at Boston University, majoring in journalism.