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Ray Allen -- Victim of the SteakGate Curse!

6/9/2010 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Boston Celtics superstar Ray Allen was ice cold in last night's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers -- missing practically every single shot -- but there's only one logical explanation for his terrible performance ... SteakGate!!!!

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SteakGate began back in 2008 -- when Paul Pierce had a fancy steak dinner before a big NBA Finals game ... and then choked (his performance, that is) the very next night.

Now, the curse has struck again ... because Allen feasted on a delicious buttery steak from Ruth's Chris in Beverly Hills on Sunday night -- hours after he set the record for hitting the most 3-point shots in a Finals game -- and then tanked the following game!!!

Back in '08, NBA Commish David Stern laughed at the idea -- but after last night's PROOF, we gotta ask ...





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Valerie     

I disagree with all of your stupid comments..... I was at the game last night and in the beginning of the game Ray Allen was knocked down and it looked like he hurt his back...So I think he was playing in pain and that is the why they lost....



They will win on Thursday night.....



1574 days ago
17.

Sarah    

This is probably the most annoying story on TMZ next to the other story that claims if celebrity women dates an athlete then said athlete will have a good season. There is no such thing as steak gate if anyone from TMZ has actually followed the Celtics season then they would see that Ray Allen has been a little inconsistant this season and in 2008 Paul Pierce was battling injuries much like he is now. But the only thing that remains the same as the 2008 championship and now is that the Celtics are still better then the lakers. Beat L.A. WooHoo!!!!

1574 days ago
18.

christopher    

the other night during the broadcast of the game they talked about how healthy ray allen is and how he had not had a burger since he was 19 so i doubt he had a steak with butter harv

1573 days ago
19.

Mike     

How is this a steak curse u dont c the soccer players goin down they get a lot of steak (mexican soocer team ) lol

1566 days ago
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