The Miami Heat teams of the early 2010s were some of the most star-studded lineups the league had ever seen.
With LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh leading the way, the Heat made it to four consecutive NBA Finals, winning two titles in the process.
Plenty of people believe they could have fallen short in the 2013 NBA Finals if it wasn’t for Ray Allen and his clutch 3-pointer in Game 6.
While the Heat trailed the San Antonio Spurs 95-92 with seven seconds on the clock, Chris Bosh got a huge rebound and passed the ball to Allen, who sank a corner three to tie the game.
"Back out to Allen, his three-pointer, BANG!"
It has been a decade since Ray Allen hit one of the most clutch shots in NBA Finals history 🔥 pic.twitter.com/isQ4pvaQ7V
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 18, 2023
That memorable play turns 10 today, and NBA fans are remembering it like it was yesterday, for good or bad.
That rebound by Bosh is amazing.
— Just one World Series Win Padres (@SeanThomas39) June 18, 2023
The Greatest Shot in Miami Heat Playoff History.
— Michael Humphrey (@MichaeHumphrey) June 18, 2023
It was a great shot but don’t forget lebrons 16 points in the 4th to lead the comeback 🐐
— .. (@NewClique) June 18, 2023
Ray saved the heat can't lie lol
— Marathon Pace 🏁 (@marathonpace67) June 18, 2023
Legend has it those fans are still trying to come back into Kaseya Center
— Luke Garrison (SonicHockeyCoolFanAccount) (@SHCBackupAcc) June 18, 2023
Allen’s shot is considered one of the most iconic plays in NBA Finals history.
If Allen missed that shot, the Heat would have lost the 2013 Finals and things could have been much different for the future of the team and many players.
Tim Duncan would have six rings, Kawhi Leonard would be a three-time NBA champion, and LeBron James would be 3-7 in the Finals.
The repercussions of that shot are still unbelievable after 10 years.
The Heat would go on to win Game 7 to get their second consecutive championship.
The Spurs would take revenge the next year, easily dominating the Heat in five games during the Finals.
Allen was a key piece for Miami that year and that play was the perfect example of why.NEXT: Report Details What The Heat Are Offering For Bradley Beal