Ray Allen Comments on Retirement and NBA Future

August 3rd, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

Ray Allen isn't officially retiring. That said, he does not sound like a man preparing to return for a 19th NBA season. 

Allen, 40, sat out the 2014-15 NBA season despite widespread speculation that he would join a contender at midseason. The NBA's all-time leading three-point shooter last played for the Miami Heat in 2013-14, averaging 9.6 points and 2.8 rebounds on 44.2 percent shooting. Allen talked with Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant about what it was like to sit out the season:

I didn't miss it. I realized how much time I missed not being home with my kids. I probably missed it in the Finals. Watching Cleveland and Golden State play, it just seemed like an epic battle that required a lot of precision on the floor and that's when I felt, that was probably the only time that I felt like, 'Man, I should have been out there.'

Former Miami teammate LeBron James reportedly made a pitch to Allen last season in an attempt to bring him to Cleveland. The Cavaliers could have used his shooting in the postseason, especially after stars Kevin Lo ...

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