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Rockets GM Daryl Morey refers to Ray Allen as his ‘white whale’

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Even though Ray Allen has long since retired from the court, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey still feels he’s got game and would be happy to sign him.

Back in February, Morey spoke extensively about Allen on “The Rich Eisen Show.” At one point, Morey referred to Allen as his “white whale,” via Amico Hoops:

“He’s my white whale. Since he walked away from the game, he’s acted like me might want to come back through his agent many times. He’s famously hard to reach. His own agent can’t communicate with him half the time and so I’ve been chasing him for a while.”

The “white whale” he’s making reference to, of course, is Moby Dick, the elusive beast from the Herman Melville classic story of the same name.

Ray Allen began his notorious basketball career as a collegiate athlete for the Connecticut Huskies, where he played for three seasons, gaining a reputation as an efficient and deadly long-range shooter. He entered the NBA in 1996 as the fifth overall selection. In the NBA, he developed into a prolific scorer for the Milwaukee Bucks, featuring alongside Glenn Robinson and Sam Cassell.

However, the trio was unable to capture a championship, and Ray Allen was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics. In Seattle, Allen’s reputation as a scorer was solidified; he would break several league records for 3-point and free-throw shooting. Despite this, a title still eluded Allen, and he was traded to the Boston Celtics in 2007.

Allen finally won a title with the Celtics in 2008, and he also earned another championship with the Miami Heat in 2013.

Allen’s list of individual accolades are extensive; he earned 10 NBA All-Star designations, he won an Olympic gold medal as a member of the 2000 United States men’s basketball team, and he also holds NBA records in career 3-point field goals made in both the regular and postseason.

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