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Son's scare puts Finals in perspective

Updated: June 14, 2010, 2:58 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- 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 ...

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