Ray Allen Retires: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

November 1st, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

After taking two years off to ponder his future, Ray Allen is walking away from the game for good. The NBA's all-time leader in three-pointers announced his retirement Tuesday, capping a career that spanned four teams over 18 seasons. 

Allen made the announcement in an open letter to his younger self for the Players' Tribune: "I write this to you today as a 41-year-old man who is retiring from the game. I write to you as a man who is completely at peace with himself."

NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement on Allen's decision:

The future Hall of Famer last played for the Miami Heat in 2013-14. Despite interest from a number of contenders, Allen announced in March that he would sit out last season and give himself a chance to re-evaluate his career over the summer. 

He is eligible to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019, as he has not played since 2014, per Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com.

Allen's representatives reportedly contacted the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers in July, according to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com, but they never struck ...

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