This has been bugging me for a few days. I'm not a big basketball fan at all, but I'm not quite getting the big media coverage that Ray Allen's breaking of the record for NBA three-pointers is getting. I wonder if it's in part because of the mentality we've developed following the Patriots in the Brady-Belichick era. I guess the first thing that bugs me is that it took some effort to find out in some reports that the Celtics had actually lost the game. Not only that, it was to the hated rival Lakers. On top of that was the big hoopla over his family being there, and the solo post-game press conference, and Allen himself seemed to eat it up a bit (though he seems like a nice guy in his own right). Finally -- I'm not convinced the record is worth the hype on its own. I can't even think of a football equivalent. It's such an obtuse individual record set on a night when the player's team lost, and by a player who's only been with the team for a few years in a long career. Anyway - -maybe a Celts fan can explain it. As a Pats fan, it just doesn't sit right. Or maybe it's just me.