Ray Allen is extremely thankful to the inventor of bicycle helmets after surviving an horrific crash that left him bruised and bloodied.
The two-time NBA champion took to Instagram on Sunday and described running over a tree branch before being tossed violently off his bike. He landed on his face, shoulder, and hip. Luckily, there was no internal bleeding and X-rays were negative.
“Thank God for my helmet because as you can see in the picture my head hit the ground and I didn’t even realize it,” Allen wrote. “I didn’t want to post this at first because no one wants to show their missteps in life, but as you get older, you learn that life isn’t always about being cool or perfect. It is ok to be vulnerable! More importantly, I had to post this as a reminder for everyone to please wear your helmets when you ride!”
Allen averaged 10.3 points and shot 39.8% from three-point range in two seasons for Miami, and is mostly remembered for his game-tying three-pointer in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals forced overtime. The Heat won Game 6 103-101, then finished off the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7.