After 19 seasons one of the deadliest shooters in the game Ray Allen, a star for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle Sonics (now the OKC Thunder), Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, announced his official retirement from the NBA on Tuesday.
Allen at the age of 41, walked away from the game after the 2014 NBA Finals, but occasionally rumors and reports regarding for a potential comeback with other teams. In particular, The Golden State Warriors and LeBron James wants to add Ray Allen to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
His days with the Bucks and Sonics were his most productive years from the NBA, the 2007 trade from Seattle to the Celtics put him in the spotlight. Alongside superstars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce where they formed the Big 3 in Boston and winning the 2008 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Ray Allen announced his retirement in a letter to his younger self on the Players’ Tribune. Said quote: “I write this to you today as a 41-year-old man who is retiring from the game,” Allen wrote. “I write to you as a man who is completely at peace with himself.” Source: http://www.theplayerstribune.com/ray-allen-letter-to-my-younger-self/
Ray Allen retires as a two-time NBA champion, 10-time All-Star, and the career leader in regular-season and playoffs 3-pointers made, the record that will likely last for a few more Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson seasons. He also lives in the hearts of many fans as Jesus Shuttlesworth from the 1998 classic basketball film He Got Game directed by Spike Lee with Denzel Washington as Jake Shuttlesworth who portrays his Father in the Movie.
One of Ray Allen’s best career moments was the Game 6 of the 2013 NBA finals. where he drained a huge 3-pointer to force overtime eventually the Miami Heat forced a game 7 against the San Antonio Spurs and won the 2013 NBA Finals with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.
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