It's 2008 and Ray Allen — the basketball Hall of Famer born in California; citizen of the world thanks to his dad's Air Force deployments before settling in South Carolina for high school; the highly sought prep recruit who chose new-blood Connecticut over blue-blood Kentucky; the top five NBA draft pick by Minnesota before a draft-day trade sent him to Milwaukee; the established NBA All-Star and gold medal winner for the United States at the Sydney Olympics; that Ray Allen — was in Los Angeles with his entire family for Game 5 of his first NBA Finals, his Celtics leading the Lakers 3 games to 1 in the best-of-7 title series, the very pinnacle of his sport and his life's work just 48 minutes away if they could clinch just one more win. And all he could think was this: 'This championship is so irrelevant.' His middle son Walker, just 17-months-old then, was in the hospital. The youngster hadn't been himself for a week, his mom Shannon said. The doctors found the why: Walker's blood sugar — where normal ranges from 70 to 120 — was 639. 'He has type 1 diabetes,' doctors told Shannon. 'And he's entered a phase of diabetes called ketoacidosis, which means his blood sugar is essentially poisoning him to death. And if he doesn’t get insulin soon, you're going to lose him.' 'It was literally the scariest sentence that anyone had ever said to me,' Shannon said. The NBA Finals? Irrelevant.