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NBA Hall of Famer Ray Allen Stops By Emerson for NBC Interview

Kyle Draper, Jim Aberdale, Ray Allen
Former Boston Celtics shooter and Basketball Hall of Famer Ray Allen, right, visited the Skybox at Emerson’s Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym last week to do an interview with NBC Sports Boston anchor Kyle Draper, left, and supervising producer Jim Aberdale ’98. Photo/Derek Palmer

Former Boston Celtics shooting guard and recent Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Ray Allen was at Emerson last week to talk to NBC Sports Boston about his career with the Celtics and becoming a Hall of Famer.

Allen, a three-point-shooting phenomenon and 10-time All-Star who helped the Celtics (2008) and the Miami Heat (2013) win NBA Championships, talked to NBC Sports Boston’s Kyle Draper in the Skybox of Emerson’s Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.

With them was Emerson alumnus and supervising producer for NBC Sports Boston, Jim Aberdale ’98. Aberdale majored in Broadcast Journalism at Emerson.

Ray Allen interview

NBA Hall of Famer Ray Allen talks to NBC Sports Boston anchor Kyle Draper in the Skybox at Emerson College.

Segments of the interview are available on the NBC Sports Boston website, in which Allen talks about friction with Celtics teammates Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo toward the end of his time in Boston; how he almost was drafted by the Celtics in 1996, when Minnesota picked him; as well as why he left Boston in 2012.

A 45-minute podcast of their conversation is also available on the website.