Long before Ray Allen became the greatest 3-point shooter of all time, he was Jesus Shuttlesworth, a high-school basketball standout (and to some, a meal ticket) whose imminent super-stardom opened a window to a uncontrollable gust of personal and professional difficulties. We all remember ‘He Got Game’ as one of the better NBA star-turned-actor films from the 90’s (no disrespect to Kazaam), and for sneakerheads, it was a great showcase of some of the best sneakers of the decade, like the Pearl Foams, Hawk Flights, and of course, the Air Jordan XIII.
Today, Ray Allen stands as not only the best long-range sharpshooter in history, but also as an NBA Champion, respected veteran leader, devoted family man, and the most successful Jordan Brand basketball athlete to date; with the coming release of the Air Jordan XIII Ray Allen PE, Jordan Brand has also fashioned this t-shirt, featuring Ray Allen’s jump-shot logo alongside a ‘He Got Aim’ slogan – would be a nice match to the upcoming release, wouldn’t they?
Even for the most organized and structured person, things just don’t go as planned. Take Ray Allen for example, who never considered himself a three-point shooter, but rather a quick slasher and penetrator who would make an NBA career out of scoring from close-quarters. Instead, he became the greatest three-point shooter of all-time, eclipsing Reggie Miller’s NBA record and likely compounding the 2,612 long-range buckets he’s amassed by the end of the 2010-11 season.
The longest-tenured Jordan Brand athlete was rewarded with a special PE colorway of the Air Jordan XIII, featuring a White and Celtics Green colorway and his trademark PE logo on the tongue.