Much like Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, Ray Allen took to The Players’ Tribune to close a chapter of his professional life.
At 41-years-old, two-time champion Ray Allen has called it quits and is hanging up his shoes. There were some rumors that Allen would be making a comeback at the thought of winning a third title, but that ship has sailed.
He hasn’t suited up since 2013-14 with the Miami Heat, and before that Allen had played 17 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle Supersonics, and Boston Celtics. A ten-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA team member, he’ll go down as one of the best three-point shooters ever, and an argument can easily be made that he’s the greatest.
Back in 2005-06, Allen bucketed a then-record 269 threes, which stood as the record until Stephen Curry broke it with 272 in 2012-13. Although he doesn’t hold the regular season record, no player has made more threes over the course of his career, and Allen finished his time in the NBA with 2,973 shots made from deep.
He did more than just shoot threes for a decent part of his tenure, and during his prime cheap tramadol 100mg years with Milwaukee and Seattle, Allen developed into a feared, slashing two-guard.
Jesus Shuttlesworth’s first championship didn’t come until 2008–ten years after the release of He Got Game–when the Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in six games. Over that series, Ray was literally lights-out from three, and he made 22 of his 42 attempts (52.4 percent).
His most memorable Finals moment, by far, is when he knocked down the three with five seconds left in Game 6 of the 2013 Finals against San Antonio.
Some go as far to say that shot saved James’ legacy. I wouldn’t go that far, but that one three made late in the fourth quarter shifted momentum and allowed the Heat to win the following game, which led to the King bringing home his second title.
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