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Erik Spoelstra Reveals The Nickname The Miami Heat Used To Call Ray Allen

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Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

This week, one of the greatest three-point shooters in the history of the game, Ray Allen, will fianlly be inducted alongside 12 other players in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Allen was one of the hardest working players in the league when he was on the court, and it shows in his massive career shooting totals, as there's no way a player hits almost 3000 three-pointers without being dedicated to his craft.

Ray Allen's nickname is also proof that he was a gym rat, as former coach of Allen while he was with the Miami Heat, Erik Spoelstra, confirmed.

“Our nickname for him is ‘Everyday Ray,’’’ Spoelstra said during Allen’s brief tenure in Miami that spanned from 2012-2014. “It’s every day. It’s not every other day. It’s not some days. It’s every single day Ray. His work ethic and his discipline are in the top percentage in this league. Ninety-nine percent of the players do not have that type of consistent work ethic.’’

Despite the fact that Allen only played two seasons with the Miami Heat between 2012-2014, and those seasons coming at the tail end of his career when he was pushing 40 years of age, his nickname 'Everyday Ray' proves just how committed Allen was to his game, even if his days in the NBA were coming to a close.