Miami Heat's Ray Allen considering retirement

Heat's Ray Allen mulling retirement after Finals loss

6/16/14 in NBA   |   JoeKukura   |   492 respect

Blog Photo - Miami Heat's Ray Allen considering retirementWe already know Shane Battier is retiring, and Miami Heat guard Ray Allen is considering calling it a career as well. He says he'll give it a few days' thought, but Allen's postgame comments to ESPN sure sound like he's leaning toward retiring. Allen's contract expired at the end of last night's season-ending loss to the Spurs.

It's not like Allen's been unproductive. While he shot only 1-for-8 in the Game 5 loss, Ray Allen remains one of the most accurate three-point and free-throw marksmen in the NBA. He appeared in 79 regular season games this year, and all 20 of the Heat's playoff games. 

But Ray Allen is considering retirement, according to a post-game interview with ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Allen has been in the NBA since 1996, playing for the Bucks, SuperSonics, Celtics and Heat. He's 38 years old.

Blog Photo - Miami Heat's Ray Allen considering retirement"I've had a great career, I'm content with what I've done," Allen told ESPN after the game. "It's hard to think past this moment. In the next couple of days I'll think about it and see where my true heart lies."

"One thing is for certain, to [make a retirement decision] on my terms is the most important thing," Allen continued. "Whether that is me retiring, staying here or going somewhere else it will be on my terms. I've made it to this point and I felt great that I have the choice to make it for myself."

Should Allen retire, he'll do so with two NBA championships (with the Celtics in 2008 and the Heat in 2013) and an Olympic gold medal (2000, USA).

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6/18/14   |   marcus_nyce   |   27274 respect

Yep, 'bout that time. Zero shame in it.

6/18/14   |   Scott   |   53606 respect

Will always be one of the best pure shooters in NBA history but Ray Allen was really exposed by the Spurs in the NBA Finals

6/17/14   |   j1791m   |   1 respect

Ray Allen has nothing left to prove