Ticket Price: $40
Moderated conversation with audience Q & A.
Each ticket comes with signed copy of his new book “From the Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love”
Collaboration with Brookline Booksmith
A two-time champion with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat and holder of the record for most three-pointers made, Ray Allen was known for his incomparable jump shot and legendary work ethic. Now, in his memoir, Ray will take readers through his 18-year career, reflecting openly and deeply about his teammates and coaches, and, of course, how he managed to make that game-tying three-pointer that sent the Heat into overtime in Game 6 of the 2013 Finals, considered one of the most clutch shots of all time.
In FROM THE OUTSIDE, Allen discusses how being raised in a military family taught him about responsibility, respect, and led to the laser focus that made him one of the greatest players in NBA history. It was this unwavering commitment to routine learned at a young age that translated into a sharply defined philosophy of how the game should be played—one that inspired players like LeBron James, and, at times, divided Allen from power-hungry colleagues and coaches.
Beyond the politics and egos of the locker room, and his professional relationships with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and the like, FROM THE OUTSIDE will reveal the nuanced man underneath—one whose outward manifestations are the result of his internal sense of identity, purpose, and, at times, struggle. This memoir will further prove that basketball is as much about what happens off the court as on, and that teamwork, loyalty, devotion, and commitment are the truest essences of the game—ones that weave themselves into a man’s soul and stay there, long after his final dribble.
An extraordinary athletic talent with a fiercely unique dedication to his game, Allen will surprise and stir basketball fans, NBA followers, and sports enthusiasts alike. With the help of veteran author Michael Arkush, Allen’s upcoming book will be much more than the standard sports memoir. We hope you’ll consider coverage of FROM THE OUTSIDE in your spring 2018 plans.