NBA legend Ray Allen lived scary moments in recent days. The sharpshooter was involved in a bike accident, trying not to hit a car. Instead, he ran over a tree branch, getting expelled from his bike, landing on his face.
The 2x NBA champion took to Instagram to share a series of pictures to warn bikers to be careful whenever they go out. Allen said that he probably wouldn’t have gotten away with this if it wasn’t for his helmet.
Yesterday as I approached the end of my bike ride, I was cruising through my neighborhood and a car pulled up slowly behind me. I sped up to get out of the way. As I looked back behind me, the car was gone, but, the minute I turned my head back to what was in front of me, it was too late. I ran over a tree branch that was in the road and my front wheel went haywire and threw me from the bike. I landed on my face, shoulder and hip. 😩 I walked about 100 yards back to my house in shock. When I got into the house I lost my breath and almost passed out. My wife immediately took me to the hospital to make sure that I didn’t have any internal bleeding. Had my vitals checked and a few X-rays taken and all was ok. Thank God I had my helmet on because as you can see in the picture my head hit the ground and I didn’t even realize it. I wasn’t riding fast at all but the ground still took its toll. When you’re riding you can’t take your eyes off the road because something bad could happen! My helmet saved me from a far worse fate. I didn’t want to post this at all because no one wants to show their hiccups in life but it’s ok to show your vulnerabilities. More importantly, i had to post this as a reminder for everyone to please wear your helmets when you ride!
As he said, you need to be safe at every moment, especially when you’re out in the streets. The former Boston Celtics, Miami Heat player used his own advice, which is why he can tell this story. Be careful out there; there are plenty of unknown dangers, and if you’re not prepared for them, things can get out of control very quickly.