The man who hit arguably the biggest shot in Florida professional basketball history has cut a radio spot for Philip Levine.
Ray Allen, a hall of fame shooting guard who played two memorable seasons for the Miami Heat to end his career -- one resulting in a championship -- is endorsing the former Miami Beach mayor in his bid to claim the Democratic nomination for governor. Levine's campaign announced Tuesday that it's airing a 60-second radio spot that features Allen talking about his support for Levine.
"This year, Florida is on the line. And that's why I'm supporting Philip Levine in his race for governor," Allen says in the ad, cut and paid for by Levine's gubernatorial campaign. "When the game is on the line, trust me, Philip Levine not only gets it but delivers big time."
Allen is most remembered in Miami for hitting a miracle, game-tying shot in the dwindling second of regulation during game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals, a series that the Heat would go on to win in seven games against the San Antonio Spurs. Levine's relationship with Allen goes back several years. When he was mayor, he dedicated a day in Miami Beach history to Allen.