Anybody else have chills recalling this iconic moment? Six years ago today, the Miami Heat trailed the San Antonio Spurs 3-2 in the NBA Finals and were down by three with 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter of Game 6. You know how the story goes. LeBron James missed a game-tying three that was somehow rebounded by Chris Bosh, who kicked it out to Ray Allen, who was backpedaling to the corner and SPLASHED a 3-pointer to send American Airlines Arena into a frenzy.
Six years ago today, Ray Allen's clutch three received one of the most iconic BANG's of all time ?pic.twitter.com/um66ywkOZx— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) June 18, 2019
And let's be honest, that was one of Mike Breen's best "BANG!" calls of all time.
The shot sent the game to overtime where the Heat would go on to win 103-100 and force a Game 7. As we know, Miami would put on a defensive clinic in Game 7, defeating the Spurs 95-88 to earn their second consecutive championship.
It just never gets old. To stop on a dime while backpedaling and hoist up a shot in a potentially series-clinching game is a testament to Allen's Hall of Fame career and his claim as one of the game's all-time great shooters.
If you need us, we'll be re-living this moment on repeat for the next 24 hours.