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Allen says leaving ill son was difficult

Updated: November 30, 2009, 10:05 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- When Ray Allen left to join the Boston Celtics for their road trip, his ailing son began to cry.

Walker Allen's tears dried, though, when reminded that his father would be playing basketball on television.

"That was a beautiful thing," Ray Allen said.

Thanksgiving was a difficult time for Allen and his family, with his diabetic 2-year-old son in and out of the hospital, even getting brought back in the middle of the night because of vomiting -- 3½ hours after leaving ...

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