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Ray Allen Keeps Ticking: Must Be the Shoes

Mar 23, 2012, 3:29 PM EDT

The secret to Ray Allen keeping his career going after so many years of draining threes? Must be the shoes.

Big game tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Huge. Could be the biggest game of the season to this point as the battle for the top spot in the Atlantic Division is on the line as the Boston Celtics come to town.

We’ll have more on the matchup later, but we thought we’d point you to a fun read from CSN New England’s Jessica Camerato about how a change in footwear may have helped improve sharpshooter Ray Allen’s health.

The craziest part of the story to me is that Ray Allen didn’t just go up like a half of a shoe size because his sneaks were too tight.

He came into the league wearing a size 13 and now wears a size 15. That’s two whole sizes for those counting at home. Can grown men’s feet get bigger? Or was Jesus rocking the wrong size for all those years?

The good news for Allen and Celtics fans is that the bigger size now allows the blood to flow freely.

“It just doesn’t restrict my feet as much,” he said. “My feet can breathe.”

Hopefully Jrue, Evan, and company can help make those dogs bark tonight.