MIAMI — He was the center of attention yet again, like the old days in Boston when he was a part of that historic trio that resurrected championship basketball. His membership in that Big Three will never be denied, but it ended abruptly last summer. Now on center stage again, Allen is on the verge of winning a second title, with the Miami Heat.
The reason the Heat are entering Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs Thursday is Allen’s amazing ability to hit clutch shots. Replays of him gathering a Chris Bosh pass, stepping back to the 3-point line and firing the tying shot have been played countless times the past 36 hours.