Heat's Ray Allen mulling retirement after Finals loss
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.
"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).