Ray Allen is a guy that has been around so long he’s been on teams that don’t even exist anymore. His days with the Seattle SuperSonics dates back to the 90s and his legacy int he NBA is pretty untouchable. He’s perhaps the best three point shooter the game will ever see but his career is in it’s twilight and the candle is about to go out.
The question is when will Allen finally call it a career, as he’s almost 39 years old and is nearing a point in his life where basketball is being eclipsed by real life.
Allen told the Miami Herald that while he’s to actively thinking about calling it a career, he’s not saying it’s something he won’t sit down and consider this offseason.
“I guess everything [is factored into the decision],” he said Thursday before the Heat lost to the Spurs, 107-86, in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. “You get away from it, you sit down and get an opportunity to think about it. It depends on how my body feels. I love the condition I’ve been in over the last couple of years. It’s just a natural progression.”
No one wants to see Ray Allen retire — not Heat fans and not basketball fans — but the day is coming and Game 5 on Sunday night could be the last time we ever see Ray Allen take the court as an NBA player.