Diabetes Hospitalizes Ray Allen’s Son

by June 14, 2010
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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.”