Ray Allen

Ray Allen hears it every day.

By every day, he really means it.

Not one single 24-hour period goes by without someone referring to him as “Jesus Shuttlesworth, the movie character that still outshines his basketball career. The nickname was fitting considering he answered his teammates’ prayers by making a 3-pointer in the closing seconds Tuesday that helped the Miami Heat force Thursday’s Game 7 against the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.

As expected, the credit for saving the Heat was given to the player who signed with the fictional Big State University in “He Got Game.”

Not Ray Allen.

“I’m fine with it,” Allen said after Wednesday’s media availability. “Everyone calls me Jesus. It’s expected. I’m pretty much used to it.”

Reported by Shandel Richardson of theĀ South Florida Sun-Sentinel