Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  13 responses

Inside Ray Allen’s Trippy Dreams

Ray-Ray tells WEEI that when he closes his eyes at night, he envisions himself flying. Um, OK: “Ray Allen has been having the same dream for years. He envisions it in his sleep and carries it with him on to the court. ‘I always, I have this thing in my mind like sometimes when I’m sleeping I dream that I can fly,’ he said. ‘When I’m playing basketball, it always tells myself that I’ve still got great legs, like I still have that lift in my legs. So when I get on the floor, you see a play, you see something happen, you just feel like you can take it, you can make a certain play happened based on getting up there to the basket.’ Allen doesn’t have wings in his dream. He isn’t a high-flying hero like Superman or Iron Man either. Instead he imagines things like soaring over an oncoming car or running with his friends in the air. It can even be as simple as making it home from a park in a single jump. The dream has a deeper meaning for the 34-year-old than just being able to take flight. To him, it exemplifies the work ethic that he has committed himself to over his 14-year career. ‘I’ve been having that for a long time,’ Allen explained. ‘That’s why when I always wake up, it’s like a great feeling. You wake up and you just know, for me what I do, I get out on the floor and I just feel like I still have that. For me, it translates into my athleticism.’ Athleticism … and perhaps some competition, too? Being able to fly also means he can get places faster than those on foot. It’s another asset to put him ahead of the pack.”

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  • http://www.dimemag.com Royal

    Sounds like Ray has taken one too many shots…..

  • vtrobot

    Oh, snap. Ray’s tripping out. This is a good thing for C’s fans. It’s going to allow him to really lock in on that basket and kill teams. CELTS, 2010 champions! Hate all you want, we’ll win more!

  • peter

    Soon the day will come where we see Ray trying to take off for a dunk from behind the three point line (and landing before the free throw line and then looking all confused…”but in my dream I could”)

  • Chazz Michael Michaels

    d*mn that boy is on some motion sickness pills… stuff gets you messed up!!!

  • Thomas

    I ain’t gonna lie, I dream about flying like 2~3 times a year….for 10 straight years. I feel you, Ray.

  • larrylegend

    get rid of those jordan’s!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    I maintain that the craziest thing Ray Allen ever said was this, about 10 years ago in the visiting lockerroom at MSG: “Tim Thomas could be the best player in the NBA.” Let THAT blow your mind.

  • LA Huey

    Damn, someone’s on that Kelly Green.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    R Kelly’s I believe I can fly was the theme for He got game?

  • http://sevendeu2u.wordpress.com/ Seven Duece

    The sad part is that Tim Thomas DID have the ability to change the game. Instead he changed teams. Over and over. And Jesus (Shuttlesworth) wept…

  • MikeC.

    @Seven Duece – I remember seeing TT play at Villanova, and thinking “Man, if this guy puts it all together, he’ll be the best ever.” Then I saw TT playing with the Suns a couple years ago and I was thinking “Man, if this guy puts it all together, he’ll be the best ever.” Coulda been the guy Lebron modeled his career after, except he’s the guy Kwame Brown modeled his career after.

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    If Ray Allen dreams about flight, I don’t want to know what Nate Robinsons dreaming about…

  • chintao

    The Promise That WAS Derrick Coleman > The Promise That Was Tim Thomas