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Ray Allen Officially Announced His Retirement Today
Ray Allen, a 19-year-veteran of the NBA, hadn’t played in a game since the 2013-14 season, but given his still-sharp shooting skills, talk of a comeback always seemed to be just around the corner.
Now, that’s no longer the case. The 41-year-old guard announced his retirement in a letter to his 13-year-old self in The Players Tribune.
He stated that the game was no longer his top priority, but rather his kids were, saying in the piece:
Now, the most important question in your life isn’t, “Who am I supposed to be?” or even, “What do I have to do to win another championship?”
It’s, “Daddy, guess what happened in math class today?”
That all sounds reasonable for a 41-year-old player who spent time with the Bucks, Sonics, Celtics, and Heat during his career.
Allen retires holding the record for the most three-point shots made with 2,973, and while it’s possible, or even likely that he’ll cede that title to Steph Curry, he’ll still be remembered as one of the greatest shooters the game has ever seen.
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