Monday, June 14th, 2010 at 11:54 am  |  20 responses

Diabetes Hospitalizes Ray Allen’s Son

According to Chris Forsberg, Walker Allen’s health is what kept Ray Allen from a media session and almost had caused him to miss practice prior to Game 5. “In the early hours of Saturday morning, as Ray Allen’s young son, Walker, was set to be discharged from the hospital following a brief scare due to complications from his juvenile diabetes, the nurses wanted him to eat a Popsicle and offered a choice of colors: Red, blue, or purple. ‘I told him, You can’t have purple,’ Ray Allen noted with a smile after helping the Celtics defeat the purple-and-gold-clad Lakers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Sunday. ‘He said, I want green, and I said, Yeah, he’s in the spirit, he’s ready for Sunday.’ The Celtics excused the sleep-deprived Allen from practice Saturday afternoon, but he participated anyhow. With his son’s condition stabilized after the overnight scare, Allen caught up on shuteye before Sunday’s pivotal Game 5 at the TD Garden. … Allen nearly missed Game 6 of the 2008 Finals after Walker was originally diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/06/diabetes-hospitalizes-ray-allens-son/ oinestep

    what a tragic situation ray allen is in………I know that it is hard to be focused on a game when you have “real life” hardships with your child. My prayers is with him and his family.

  • http://nba.com/cavaliers Stephon

    My prayers are with the Allen family.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    ^^ real mature. we are talking about a child’s health, and that’s what you have to say? prayers go out to the Allen family.

  • http://brimartin13@gmail.com Brion

    RunnGun is a sad little person.

  • fizzrocket

    Are you serious dude? The guy’s son is in the hospital and you’re commenting on his mother? GTFO.

  • BostonBaller

    God Bless The allen family, we all will be praying for his son. come on folks, lets not give some people the attention & reactions they are craving.

  • http://www.clutchfans.com/ Blue

    Praying for your son’s health and you and your family’s peace of mind, Ray

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Regardless about how you may feel about Ray Allen the Boston Celtic, Ray Allen the person and father is a great man and truly a class act. Wishing nothing but the best for his son.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    Good point BostonBaller.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    I love Ray Allen, man. That dude is a class act. His post-game interview last night put a lot into perspective. His son is a really cute kid, too. I hope they pull this off in 6 and that the Celtics award Ray with a contract extension. Thank God that he’s in Boston because the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Children’s Hospital here are two of the best hospitals nation-wide.

  • Smh

    I know it’s hard but I wish Ray wouldn’t let his personal life affect his game he’s playing poorly offensively

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    Class act, top 5 shooter ever, future hall of famer, an even better person. Prayers to the Allen Family.

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    good thing he’s out of the hospital now.

  • http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Tarzan Cooper

    Prayers? Thats so useless, it has never done anything, positive or negative. Thats one of the problems in this country, too many people praying and not doing anything. Obviously, in rays childs situation, doctors help, not average people. Pray for our troops, pray for our health, pray for the homeless, pray to get a job, get lucid!

  • Robb

    I hope Walker is doing better. Go Lakers!

  • don

    hope ray’s son gets better soon.

  • 3thnickz

    Hope he gets better (:

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Thoughts and best wishes to Allen’s child and family.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wang chi thi

    @ Tarzan – Sounds like you’ve been touched by a priest before…

  • Sam

    @Tarzan, You just proved that you a a dumbass. Obviously there is something wrong with you.