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Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen shoots during an early warmup before Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on June 10, 2010, in Boston.
The Boston Celtics' Ray Allen has a shot that's so beautiful he once played a movie character named Jesus Shuttlesworth. It wasn't coincidence, as he is known around the NBA for that sweet shot. A shot so smooth, reporters will arrive to the arena early when he is in town, just to catch him shooting in an empty gym. Ask Allen about it, and he is adamant that his shot is a result of his pre-game shooting sessions where he gets to the arena three to four hours prior to a game to go through his routine. And, it's a routine, complete with shower breaks at specific times, the same parking spot every, single day, and a certain number of made shots from specific places before he can walk off of the floor. What's more, Allen doesn't just keep his superstitions to himself, making his teammates fall in line when they "threaten" what's working by doing something outside of the norm. While some of those teammates can only shake their head at the veteran guard, point guard Rajon Rondo has taken to Allen's weird ways of preparation and has started to join him. Winning a championship ring with the Celtics in 2008, Allen's attention to detail has paid off.