Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics lead a victorious win against the Los Angeles Lakers. Ray is pictured with his son after defeating the Lakers in Game Six of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 17, 2008.Ray and his wife Shannon Walker Williams(pictured below) have three children, 17-month old Walker, his daughter Tierra, a high school freshman,and a son named Ray III.However,it is his 17-month-old son Walker, recently diagnosed with diabetes, who has made the Celtics’ win a poignant one:
As he stood on the podium after the Celtics won the NBA title, Ray Allen held his 17-month-old son, Walker.It was a poignant moment for Allen. He spent the past three days tending to his toddler son, who was diagnosed with diabetes while the Celtics were in Los Angeles.Allen was with his son in an L.A. hospital Sunday, before struggling in a Game 5 loss.
“It was tough,” Allen said. “I can truly say my mind wasn’t in the game.”
Allen spent Monday with his son and flew to Boston overnight, arriving early Tuesday morning. Walker was feeling better and Allen was in the starting lineup for Game 6.
He wound up with 26 points and seven three-pointers, culminating a dizzying day.
“It’s such a wonderful feeling to be able to do this on this night,” Allen said. “All of us are pretty speechless.”