Today in Celtics history: Allen breaks all-time 3-point record, Walter Brown born

Today, February 10th is the sixth anniversary of former Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen breaking Reggie Miller's all-time three point record.

It came in a 92 - 86 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, which took some of the shine off the event (as, I am sure, some of you believe, his egress from the team did), but Miller - who held the previous record of 2,560 threes made - was in the audience to congratulate Allen. Ray still holds the record (2,973 career made three-pointers), and while several active players (Jason Terry, Paul Pierce, Vince Carter, Jamal Crawford, Kyle Korver and Joe Johnson) are above 2,000 career makes, only Stephen Curry, with 1,804 career threes made, seems likely to pass Allen given their relative stages in their career.

Today also marks the 112th anniversary of the birth of the founder of the Celtics, Walter A. Brown. Brown, who not only founded the Celtics (with a loan on the mortgage of his house, no less), but was also instrumental in founding the Basketball Association of America, and later in merging it with the National Basketball League to form the NBA. As if that was not enough, he was also a major figure in the development of professional US ice hockey.

Brown, who passed in 1964, was honored by having the Celtics' #1 jersey retired, a distinction shared by only one other non-player, Red Auerbach.

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