Ray Allen recently gave a tell-all interview to Macklin Stern of CBS Sports. His pedicures with LeBron James were among the points of focus.
The relationship between LeBron James and Ray Allen is one of great professional joy. The duo went to 2 Finals as teammates and won a championship over the Spurs in 2013. Jesus Shuttleworth’s corner 3-pointer in Game 6 is often cited as the most clutch shot in league history.
Allen hung up his boots after 2014, marking the end of an illustrious 18-year career. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as first-ballot selection in 2018.
— CBS Sports NBA (@CBSSportsNBA) February 9, 2021
Ray Allen on getting pedicures with LeBron James
Stern made sure to talk about the time when LeBron James and Allen went for a pedicure together.
Macklin Stern: That seems to be a big similarity between the two of you, that focus on self-care. Something you’ve always emphasized is taking care of your feet, which as a basketball player, makes a ton of sense. What was it like trying to convince teammates to join you for pedicures?
Ray Allen: I was often criticized for going to get pedicures, either by my teammates or people in the salon when they saw me come in there. Women used to say, “Ah, you getting a pedicure, I need to tell my husband, ‘Guess who I saw getting a pedicure?’ I constantly would take my teammates.”
“There was a trip that we took to L.A. when I was playing with Miami. I took LeBron to this place in Beverly Hills. We got our feet done, and the pictures I posted on my Instagram went viral because I took a selfie with ‘Bron over my shoulder, and he made one of his goofy faces. But they gave a great foot massage and shoulder rub, and I just don’t understand the stigma attached to a man having his feet taken care of.”