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For the first time in the ‘Top 50’ countdown SLAM has positioned a player with three years history of being in the Top 50 NBA players. Arguably Ray Allen could have peaked in the Top 10 earlier in his career but with his age catching up to him and skills perhaps slipping somewhat it will still be an honour to be placed on this list.

The article’s author Johnny Nguyen has put together what is likely the most academic piece of writing that has appeared up to this point.

The brief introduction, the quote, the breakdown of technical and physical abilities shows that Nguyen has done his research as well as being a big basketball fan.

Last season Allen became the player who had scored the most three-point shots in NBA history. Many have dubbed him the greatest three-point shooter ever.

Ray Allen rising up for one of his famous three-point shots

Despite Allen’s popularity we can already see some of the commenters beginning debates. Many people believe that No 49 Andrew Bogut has received nominations for him to be placed above Ray Allen, but equally support is being given to Allen. There have already been arguments brewing over which player will be next on the list.

These comments have no bearing on who else will be featured on the list as it has previously been decided, but it is interesting as a writer to have people commenting on the various players that get their position and how they feel about the writing style. Many critics of the writing get very angry if there is an incorrect fact or if they feel the writing is not up to SLAM magazine standard. This is provides good practice for if these contributors were to take on more full time positions at national newspapers or if they were reporting on factually important stories. Their research has to be clear and facts have to be correct or it could get picked apart by readers, senior editors and if they were writing for a more cut-throat paper it could cost them their job.

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