Finally, an overnight sensation

Originally Published: February 11, 2011
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- He sat in the gym for the team of the city that has (finally) adopted him as one of its own.

It's the eve of the night he took over the statistic that would make him the greatest 3-point shooter of all time. As he stood, ending his conversation with teammate Nate Robinson, reporters and videographers rushed him like he was Lindsay Lohan leaving a courtroom. Fifteen years deep into his NBA career, Walter Ray Allen has finally become an overnight sensation.

"I ...

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