Ray Allen pays tribute to Reggie Miller in Hall of Fame speech

Annette Crawford
September 13, 2018

My boys, you know I'm hard on you often, but it's for your own good. But he entered the Springfield, Massachusetts, shrine as the No. 3 assist man in National Basketball Association history. Despite the countless records, including being the all-time leader in 3-point field goals made (2,973), Allen gave a former adversary and fellow Hall of Famer the nod as best ever. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, he was also a 10-time all-star and a member of Dallas' 2011 championship team. During his conversation, Allen said that he and Lee have previously talked about making a follow-up to "He Got Game".

"They are the first ones I want to thank".

Scott, who was selected by the veterans committee, was the first African-American scholarship athlete at North Carolina, where he helped the Tar Heels to back-to-back Final Four appearances.

Cheeks, who helped Philadelphia to the 1978 National Basketball Association title, was a four-time All-Star in 15 league seasons and is now an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kidd won Rookie of the Year award (alongside with Grant Hill).


Welts started as a ball boy for the Seattle SuperSonics and is now the president and COO of the Golden State Warriors. But he made seven All-Star teams to go with a pair of NCAA championships at Duke and an Olympic gold medal.

Although he played eight years in the league and coached in both the NBA and the ABA, it was the selection of Michael Jordan when Thorn was the Chicago Bulls general manager in 1984 that cemented his place in basketball lore. Washington was a women's pioneer in the early 20th century segregation era, her teams losing only six times in 18 years, all to men's squads.

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Peeking up at the rotunda where Hall of Famers are displayed, Driesell said: "I think everybody that's ever competed in the game of basketball has a dream of being up there with all those players and coaches".

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